Dallas Wings vs. Atlanta Dream
June 21, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta Dream and Dallas Wings face off on Tuesday in a WNBA showdown at The Gateway Center @ College Park. When these two teams faced off on May 7th it was the Dream that secured the 66-59 victory.
The Dream come into this game with a 7-8 record overall, but they have lost four games in a row. In the last game against the Chicago Sky, they made it all the way to overtime, but were outscored 15-9 and lost by six points. Two games ago, the Sun’s defense again really struggled, giving up 105 points, and they need to get better defense in this game. The Dream overall are averaging 78 points per game, while their defense is giving up 78.5 points per game. The defense is still ranked 4th in the WNBA. Rhyne Howard has been the top player for Atlanta, averaging 16.3 points while shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 39.0 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Wings, who sit with an 8-8 record overall, and they have won two games in a row. In each of the last two games, the Wings have scored at least 92 points. Three games ago against the Las Vegas Aces, the defense really struggled, giving up 92 points a, andnd they lost by eight points. The Wings are averaging 82.3 points, while their defense is giving up 81.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league, while their defense is ranked 8th. Arike Ogunbowale has been the top player for Dallas, averaging 19.2 points while shooting 39.2 percent from the field.
The first game between these two teams was low scoring, but this game is going to be a lot different. Both offenses have been strong heading into this game, and defense has been an issue heading into this game. Look for plenty of scoring by both teams, and this game is going to go over the total.