Atlanta Dream vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 7/16/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Sparks (2-11) vs. Atlanta Dream (6-8)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday July 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, TWC SN / TWC D
The Atlanta Dream and Los Angeles Sparks square off Thursday afternoon at the Staples Center.
The Atlanta Dream look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 73.6 points on 39.5 percent shooting and are allowing 77.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 21.1 points and 6.1 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 11.8 points and 2.1 assists. Erika de Souza is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Roneeka Hodges is dishing 1.5 assists. The Atlanta Dream have scored 75 or less points in six of their last eight games and are shooting just 30.5 percent from deep. The Dream are still looking for a consistent stretch to get over the hump. The Dream are 1-4 SU on the road this season. Sancho Lyttle is questionable with a foot injury.
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The Los Angeles Sparks need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 71.3 points on 42.8 percent shooting and are allowing 79.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Kristi Toliver is averaging 20.5 points and 5.7 assists while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 18.5 points and 11.5 rebounds. Jantel Lavender is grabbing 9.3 rebounds and Erin Phillips is dishing 3.4 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are come off another loss to the Storm on Wednesday in which they scored just 61 points despite shooting 49 percent from the field. The Sparks just can’t catch a break on either side of the ball this season. Both of the Sparks victories this season have come on their home court.
The Atlanta Dream are simply the better basketball team and has the rest advantage after the Sparks playing on Wednesday. I'l take Atlanta and the free points in what feels like a steal.