Dallas Wings at Atlanta Dream WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/11/2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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The Dallas Wings travel to McCamish Pavilion to play the Atlanta Dream on Saturday, August 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 5 point favorites.
The Wings head into this matchup with a mark of 14-15. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 3.4 as they average 87.3 points per contest while giving up 84.0 per game. The Dream have a record of 20-10. They are 1st in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 1.8 as they average 80.5 points per game while giving up 78.8 per contest.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Dallas Wings are 17-11-1 against the spread
The Dallas Wings are 17-11-1 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 19-10-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 11-19 against the over/under
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
08/10/18 C Liz Cambage Concussion left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Atlanta Dream
06/12/18 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
08/09/18 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out for season
Skylar Diggins-Smith comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wings. She pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Liz Cambage averages 23.0 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 59% for the year while her free throw percentage is 73%.
Tiffany Hayes averages 17.7 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Angel McCoughtry averages 16.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 87.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.9 per game. The Wings allow 84.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 8th in the league with 80.5 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 18.1. The Dream are 6th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Dream surrender 78.8 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.8 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Wings are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 7th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 6th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA. Dallas is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 9th in the WNBA.
Atlanta is 6th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 12th in the league. The Dream are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.5, and their defensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 79.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta -5
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