Dream vs. Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Friday June 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm (McCamish Pavilion)
The Line: Dream +7 -- Over/Under: 159 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Atlanta Dream meet Friday in WNBA action at the McCamish Pavilion on NBATV.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 86.6 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 20.4 points and 6.8 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.7 points and 4.6 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Alana Beard is dishing 2.6 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won four of their last five road games.
The Atlanta Dream could use a nice home win to get back to a .500 record. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 76.5 points on 40.1 percent shooting and allowing 80.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.4 points and 4.5 rebounds while Bria Holmes is averaging 11.6 points and two assists. Layshia Clarendon is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is grabbing four rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 22.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 27.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have split their last four home games.
The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS win. The Dream are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sparks are 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta, 2-15 ATS in the last 17 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Atlanta Dream already beat the Sparks once this season and have won five of the last six games against the Sparks overall. Yes, the Sparks are playing some consistent ball now and making a case as the second best team in the league, but this feels like a lot of points to give up given the outcome in recent matches against these two clubs. So, I'll take a chance with the Dream and the points.