Atlanta Dream at Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/12/2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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The Atlanta Dream travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 11 point favorites.
The Dream head into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -2.2 as they average 76.3 points per contest while giving up 78.5 per game. The Sparks have an overall record of 5-2. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They average 79.7 points per game and surrender 79.2, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 2-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 3-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 3-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 1-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
05/24/18 C Maria Vadeeva Visa Issues is out indefinitely
Tiffany Hayes comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Angel McCoughtry averages 15.3 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.8 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 78%.
Nneka Ogwumike averages 18.7 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Chelsea Gray averages 16.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 6.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 76.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.5 per game. The Dream allow 78.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 19.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 9th in the league with 79.7 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 25.8 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 17.6. The Sparks are 12th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Sparks surrender 79.2 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 18.2 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 18.3 per game this season.
The Dream are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 94.9, and their defensive rating of 97.6 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 80.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 42% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Atlanta is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 10th in the league.
Los Angeles is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 1st in the WNBA. The Sparks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 103.8, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 7th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 76.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta -11
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