Los Angeles Sparks vs Atlanta Dream Basketball Betting Tips 7/23/2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
State Farm Arena
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Brittney Sykes and the Atlanta Dream (5-14, 6th in the Eastern Conference) host the Los Angeles Sparks (10-8, 3rd in the Western Conference) at State Farm Arena on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
The Sparks have been hot and cold for basketball bettors, having gone 8-9 ATS. Atlanta covers the spread 42.1% of the time, going 8-11 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been a dicey Over choice for over/under WNBA bettors, having gone 9-9.
The Sparks cover the spread 40.0% of the time away from home, having gone 4-6 ATS.
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
Atlanta covers the spread 44.4% of the time at State Farm Arena, going 4-5 against the spread.
The Dream have been a strong Under choice for over/under WNBA bettors, having gone 7-11.
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/21/19 G Alana Beard Hamstring is questionable Tuesday vs Atlanta Dream
07/21/19 F Candace Parker Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Atlanta Dream
07/21/19 G Karlie Samuelson Knee is out indefinitely
07/21/19 G Alexis Jones Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Atlanta Dream
07/16/19 G Riquna Williams Suspension is out 10 games
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
05/10/19 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out indefinitely
Chelsea Gray comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 95%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 16.2 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.8 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 46% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Brittney Sykes averages 11.5 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Tiffany Hayes averages 13.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 78.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.3 per game. The Sparks allow 78.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 17.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 11th in the league with 69.9 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 37%, while their average scoring margin is -8.7. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Dream are 6th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Dream surrender 78.6 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 18.7 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 39.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season.
The Sparks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 99.7, and their offensive rating of 99.3 is ranked 5th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 7th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 9th in the WNBA.
Atlanta is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 8th in the WNBA. The Dream are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 102.5, and their offensive rating of 91.1 is ranked 3rd. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 76.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 41% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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