Date/Time: 07-12-2018 19:30 EDT
Spread: Atlanta Dream +2
In this battle between two squads sitting on opposite sides of their respective conference, the team with the worse record currently in the WNBA, the Atlanta Dream (4-10), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the second-best in the West Minnesota Lynx (9-6), who have lost only once in their last 6 games.
Atlanta Dream have a 4-10 record (6-8 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the whole league. They have won two of their last three matches and in their last game they won at home against Connecticut with a 78-75 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tiffany Hayes with 13 ppg, adding 3.3 boards and 2.9 dimes per game. She is followed by Brittney Sykes with 11.9 ppg and 4.5 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersMinnesota Lynx have a 9-6 record (9-5-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the West. They have won five of their last six matches and in their last game they won on the road against Chicago with a 73-72 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Odyssey Sims with 16.2 ppg, adding 3.7 boards and a team high 5.5 dimes per game. She is followed by Sylvia Fowles with 14.3 ppg and a team high 9.7 boards per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Lynx won at home with an 85-68 score. Dream are 3-5 at home so far season, while the Lynx are 4-3 on the road. Lynx are better both offensively, scoring 77.6 ppg to Dream’s second-worse of 70.5 and defensively, allowing 75 ppg to Dream’s 78.3. They also have better percentages both in field goals (43.9% to 37.5%) and in 3-pointers (32.7% to 30.6%). Lynx are better in dimes made (19.1 to 15.8), while Dream are better both in boards grabbed (35.9 to 34.2) and in turnovers committed (15 to 16.3). Bookmakers give the Lynx a -2 spread and expect them to beat the odds against the weakest team currently in the league.
Minnesota Lynx vs Atlanta Dream Prediction: Minnesota Lynx -2 (-112)