Atlanta Dream vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/21/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Sparks vs. Atlanta Dream
Friday, August 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Atlanta Dream +15 -- Over/Under: 164 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Atlanta Dream meet Friday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 85.9 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 13 points and 3.7 assists while Riquna Williams is averaging 12.4 points and 1.5 rebounds. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Chelsea Gray is dishing 5.2 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 40.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Dream need a win to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 80 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 92 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Chennedy Carter is averaging 17 points and 3.9 assists while Betnijah Laney is averaging 17 points and 3.7 rebounds. Courtney Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Elizabeth Williams is grabbing five rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 40.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
The Sparks are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Dream are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Dream last 5 overall. The Sparks are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Atlanta and 7-20 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
The Los Angeles Sparks have not only won five straight games, but they've covered seven straight overall and six straight as a favorite. The Atlanta Dream have lost nine straight games and aren't covering numbers. I hate laying big chalk, but these are two teams heading in different directions and have had opposite success against the spread. I'll take the Sparks in a blowout.