Atlanta Dream (5-3) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (5-2)
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 12, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -11 -- Over/Under: 153.5
LEAGUE PASS, SPECSN
The Atlanta Dream and Los Angeles Sparks meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Atlanta Dream look for a statement victory after winning four of their last five games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 76.5 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 18.9 points and 2.6 assists while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 16.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Renee Montgomery is dishing three assists and Brittney Sykes is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 27.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won three straight road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks also look to stay hot while building on their solid 5-2 start to the WNBA season. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 79.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 18.3 points and seven rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 16 points and 5.7 assists. Candace Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.6 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost just one home game since July 20.
The Dream are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games, 12-3 ATS in their last 15 Tuesday games and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Sparks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games, 21-8 ATS in their last 29 home games and 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Dream are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles, 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings and the under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles.
I still don't trust the Atlanta Dream, but they continue to find themselves in close, ugly games that come down to the wire. The Los Angeles Sparks are head and shoulders the more talented team and have been a covering machine at home dating back to last season, but they have had issues defensively and are only outscoring teams by 0.2 points in their last five games. Heck, at home this season, the Sparks are outscoring teams by just 2.2 points. If forced to pick this game, I want the boatload of points in my pocket.