Date/Time: 07-10-2018 11:00 EDT
Spread: Atlanta Dream +5.5
In this all-Eastern battle between two teams sitting on opposite sides of the conference, the last Atlanta Dream (3-10), who have won only once in their last 6 games, are hosting the second Connecticut Sun (9-5), who are looking to end their current losing streak and both teams want to return to the winning ways.
Atlanta Dream have a 3-10 record (5-8 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the East. They have lost five of their last six matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Phoenix with a 63-65 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tiffany Hayes with 12.6 ppg, adding 3.5 boards and 2.8 dimes per game. She is followed by Brittney Sykes with 12.4 ppg and 4.5 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersConnecticut have a 9-5 record (6-8 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the East. They have four consecutive losses and in their last game they lost at home against Minnesota with a 71-74 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Jonquel Jones with 15.5 ppg, adding a team high 10.5 boards per game. She is followed by Alyssa Thomas with 12 ppg, 7.2 boards and 3.2 dimes per game.
The Sun have won both previous meetings against the Dream so far this season (at home by 10 points and on the road by 6). Dream are 2-5 at home so far season, while the Sun are 3-4 on the road. Sun are better both offensively, scoring 77.8 ppg to Dream’s second-worse of 69.9 and defensively, allowing 76.8 ppg to Dream’s 78.5. They also have better percentages both in field goals (40.8% to 37.2%) and in 3-pointers (34.6% to 30.5%). Sun are also better in dimes made (18.2 to 15.6), in boards grabbed (36.8 to 35.5) and in turnovers committed (14.2 to 14.6). Bookmakers give the Sun a -5.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick the hosts in this one.
Connecticut Sun vs Atlanta Dream Prediction: Atlanta Dream +5.5 (-112)