Atlanta Dream (15-9) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (15-10)
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 24, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 156.5
The Atlanta Dream and Los Angeles Sparks meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Atlanta Dream look to keep the ball rolling while building on their seven-game winning streak. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 79.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.4 points and 3.4 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 16.4 points and 3.1 assists. Renee Montgomery is dishing 3.3 assists and Brittney Sykes is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won three straight road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks could use a feel good win here after losing five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 79.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 18.1 points and 4.8 assists while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.1 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost four straight home games.
The Dream are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Sparks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Dream are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles, 17-5 ATS in the last 22 meetings and the under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Atlanta Dream went from being a below average team that couldn't finish games to being one of the hotter teams in the league that's covered six straight. The Los Angeles Sparks are limping toward the finish line and may be without Odyssey Sims, Alana Beard and Nneka Ogwumike for this contest. This may be a good time to side with the Dream and the free bucket, but I'm going to assume with this line that the Sparks will get some of those players back, and with Parker thrown into the mix, this isn't enough for me to side with the road team. I'll take the Sparks and the small chalk.