Los Angeles Sparks vs. Atlanta Dream - 8/30/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Atlanta Dream vs. Los Angeles Sparks
Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 8:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -14.5 -- Over/Under: 164.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Dream and Los Angeles Sparks meet Sunday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Atlanta Dream need a victory here after losing 11 of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 80.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 90.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Betnijah Laney is averaging 17.1 points and 4.5 assists while Chennedy Carter is averaging 15.4 points and 2.1 rebounds. Courtney Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Elizabeth Williams is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 85.9 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 13.9 points and 4.2 assists while Chelsea Gray is averaging 13.7 points and 2.8 rebounds. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Riquna Williams is dishing 1.3 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 40.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
The Dream are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Sparks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Dream last 8 overall. The Dream are 12-2 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Los Angeles and 20-6 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
These teams are in completely different leagues and there's clear reason why the line is quite large. However, the Dream just took the Sparks to overtime last week as 15.5-point underdogs, and they recently beat the Minnesota Lynx outright as 11.5-point underdogs. The Dream are fighting and hanging around these days. Give me the points.