Atlanta Dream vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 9/8/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sparks vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Thursday September 8, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Sparks -9 -- Over/Under: 163 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, TWC SN /TWC D
The Atlanta Dream and Los Angeles Sparks clash Thursday night at the Staples Center.
The Atlanta Dream look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 81.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 83.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19.2 points and 2.8 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 14.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Layshia Clarendon is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 28 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost four straight road games.
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The Los Angeles Sparks could also use a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 84 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.8 points and nine rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 15.8 points and 5.2 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Dream are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sparks are 18-42-1 ATS in their last 61 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Dream are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 14-3 ATS in the last 17 meetings overall.
Not sure what's gotten into the Sparks, but they've fallen off big time since the start of the second half. Add the fact the Dream have beaten the Sparks in five of the last seven meetings. Atlanta has had its own struggles, but you can't lay such a big line with the way the Sparks have played lately.
Value with the points here.