Date/Time: 07-23-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Atlanta Dream +5.5
In this multi conference battle between two teams that want to return to the winning ways, the Los Angeles Sparks, who saw a winning streak end, are visiting the last in the East and the WNBA Atlanta Dream, who want to end their current losing streak.
The Sparks are 10-8 (8-9-1 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the 3rd place of the West. In their latest matchup they saw a 3-game victory streak end with a road defeat by the Liberty, 78-83. The Dream are 5-14 (8-11 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the bottom of the East. They have lost their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by the Mystics on the road, 65-93.
Top Basketball BookmakersLA are led in scoring by Nneka Ogwumike with 16.2 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 9.5 per game, while Chelsea Gray follows with 13.4 ppg, 4.2 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 5.5 per game. Chiney Ogwumike adds 11.6 ppg and 7.1 rebounds per game. Atlanta are led in scoring by Tiffany Hayes with 13.5 ppg. She also adds 3.2 rebounds, while Brittney Sykes follows with 11.5 ppg, adding 4.6 rebounds per game. Elizabeth Williams adds 9.8 ppg and 6.1 rebounds per game.
In their latest matchup this year, LA were victorious on the road in overtime by 5 points. Atlanta have a 4-6 home record, while LA have a 5-6 road record. LA have a better offense with 78.2 ppg to Atlanta’s 69.9 which is the second-worse in the league and both squads allow almost the same points per game off their opponents (78.5 and 78.6). LA have a better accuracy from the field (40.8% to 36.8%) and from behind the arc (35% to 29%). Atlanta on the other hand grab more rebounds (36.5 to 35.3), while LA dish more assists (17.8 to 15.6). Both squads are equal in turnovers committed (14.5). LA are the slight favorite but they are average of the road so pick Atlanta in this one.
Los Angeles Sparks vs Atlanta Dream Prediction: Atlanta Dream +5.5 (-115)