Atlanta Dream vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 9/1/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sparks vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Friday September 1, 2017 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Sparks -14 -- Over/Under: 158.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, SpecSN
The Atlanta Dream and Los Angeles Sparks meet Friday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Atlanta Dream have a chance to win three straight games for the first time this season. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 79.9 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 82.7 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 16.3 points and 3.9 rebounds while Brittney Sykes is averaging 13.4 points and 1.9 assists. Layshia Clarendon is the third double-digit scorer and Elizabeth Williams is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream haven’t won a road game since June 13.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 83.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 18.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 17.1 points and 4.3 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.3 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won five straight home games.
The Dream are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Sparks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 Friday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Dream are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles, 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings and the under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Sparks are outscoring teams by 18 points in their last five games overall and 12 points at home this season. The Dream haven't won a road game in over two months and haven't been much better against the number. You guys know I'm usually not comfortble laying big numbers, but we kind of have no choice in this contest.