Los Angeles Sparks vs Atlanta Dream WNBA Point Spread Picks 7/14/2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
State Farm Arena
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State Farm Arena is the venue where Brittney Sykes and the Atlanta Dream (5-10, 6th in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Los Angeles Sparks (8-7, 3rd in the Western Conference) on Sunday.
The Sparks have been a less than ideal play for bettors, having gone 7-7 ATS. The Dream are covering the spread 46.7% of the time, going 7-8 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been an inconsistent Under choice for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 8-7.
The Sparks are covering the spread 37.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 3-5 ATS.
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream are covering the spread 50.0% of the time at State Farm Arena, going 3-3 against the spread.
The Dream have been a strong Under choice for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 6-9.
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/12/19 F Candace Parker Foot is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta Dream
07/12/19 G Alexis Jones Knee is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta Dream
05/29/19 C Maria Vadeeva Knee is out indefinitely
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 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 97%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 15.4 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.6 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 85%.
Brittney Sykes averages 11.5 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Tiffany Hayes averages 12.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 78.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 18.1 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 14.2 per game. The Sparks allow 79.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 17.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 12th in the league with 69.8 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 37%, while their average scoring margin is -6.8. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 15.9. The Dream are 5th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Dream surrender 76.6 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.1 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 39.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Sparks are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 100.1, and their offensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 5th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 79.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% 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 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 6th in the WNBA.
Atlanta is 5th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 9th in the league. The Dream are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 91.6, and their defensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 76.2 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 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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