Atlanta Dream vs Los Angeles Sparks Basketball Betting Tips 9/3/2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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Staples Center is the venue where Riquna Williams and the Los Angeles Sparks (19-12, 2nd in the Western Conference) will play the Atlanta Dream (7-24, 6th in the Eastern Conference) on Tuesday.
The Dream have been a good pick for wagerers, having gone 14-17 ATS. The Sparks cover the spread 50.0% of the time, going 15-15 against the spread.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream have been an inconsistent Under pick for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 15-15.
Atlanta is covering 56.3% of the time on the road, having gone 9-7 ATS.
Important Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
Los Angeles is covering 31.3% of the time at Staples Center, going 5-11 against the spread.
The Sparks have been an inconsistent Under pick for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 17-14.
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
05/10/19 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/21/19 G Karlie Samuelson Knee is out indefinitely
Tiffany Hayes comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Brittney Sykes averages 10.3 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 36% for the year while her free throw percentage is 73%.
Riquna Williams averages 13.1 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Chelsea Gray averages 14.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 71.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.9 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.7 per game. The Dream allow 79.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 19.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 79.8 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 18.4. The Sparks are 7th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Sparks surrender 78.4 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16.9 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 36.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Dream are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 102.4, and their offensive rating of 92.2 is ranked 4th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 77.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 42% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA. Atlanta is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 9th in the WNBA.
Los Angeles is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 8th in the league. The Sparks are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.9, and their defensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 78.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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