Date/Time: 07-14-2018 15:00 EDT
Spread: Atlanta Dream +3.5
Two of the worse teams of each conference are clashing today, when the team with the worse record currently in the league, the Atlanta Dream (5-10), looking to extend their current small winning streak, are hosting the second-worse in the West Los Angeles Sparks (8-7), who have lost only once in their last 5 games.
Atlanta Dream have a 5-10 record (7-8 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the whole WNBA. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won at home against Minnesota with a 60-53 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tiffany Hayes with 12.6 ppg, adding 3.2 boards and 2.9 dimes per game. She is followed by Brittney Sykes with 11.5 ppg and 4.6 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersLos Angeles Sparks have an 8-7 record (7-7-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the Western Conference. They have won four of their last five matches and in their last game they won on the road against Indiana with a 90-84 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nneka Ogwumike with 15.4 ppg, adding a team high 9.1 boards per game. She is followed by Chelsea Gray with 13.4 ppg, 3.9 boards and a team high 5.4 dimes per game.
In their three meetings last season the Dream led the Sparks 2-1 wins, winning the only home game with a 79-73 score. Dream are 4-5 at home so far season, while the Sparks are 4-5 on the road. Sparks are better offensively, scoring 78.9 ppg to Dream’s league-low of 69.8, while Dream are better defensively, allowing 76.6 ppg to Sparks’ 79.7. Sparks have better percentages both in field goals (41.4% to 37.2%) and in 3-pointers (35.6% to 29.5%). They are better in dimes made (18.1 to 15.9), while Dream are better both in boards grabbed (36.4 to 35.7) and in turnovers committed (14.8 to 15.4). Bookmakers give the Sparks a -3.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.
Los Angeles Sparks vs Atlanta Dream Prediction: Los Angeles Sparks -3.5 (-112)