San Antonio Stars vs. Atlanta Dream - 6/11/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Dream (0-2) vs. San Antonio Stars (0-1)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Dream -6 -- Over/Under: 155 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, FOX Sports South
The San Antonio Stars and Atlanta Dream square off Thursday night at the Philips Arena.
The San Antonio Stars look for their first win after losing their season opener to the Phoenix Mercury. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 71 points on 41.3 percent shooting and are allowing 76 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Jia Perkins is averaging 20 points and two rebounds while Danielle Adams is averaging 14 points and six rebounds. Dearica Hamby is the third double-digit scorer and Sophia Young-Malcolm is grabbing three rebounds. The Stars have had a week off to figure out what went wrong in their season opener, and they can start with the fact they grabbed just 33 rebounds. The Stars have to do a better job on the glass if they’re going to compete this season. The Stars also shot just 66.7 percent from the free throw line.
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The Atlanta Dream look for their first win after getting off to a 0-2 start. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 71.5 points on 36.3 percent shooting and are allowing 78.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 14.5 points and two rebounds. Sancho Lyttle is the third double-digit scorer and Shoni Schimmel is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Dream have been thin out of the gate offensively, as they’re also shooting just 27.8 percent from beyond the arc. The Dream have had an ongoing issue from the outside, one of the main things holding this team back from a championship. The good news for the Dream is that they’re averaging 42.5 rebounds per game.
The Stars are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Dream are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games. The Stars are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
The Dream was my pick to win the WNBA title this season, as there's too much talent and experience on this team for the struggles to continue. At home and with time to get out of their funk, I look for a big time bounce back from the home team.