Atlanta Dream vs Los Angeles Sparks Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/30/2020
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Chelsea Gray and the Los Angeles Sparks (10-3, 3rd in the Western Conference) host the Atlanta Dream (3-11, 5th in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Sunday.
Monique Billings comes into this contest averaging 9.0 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Courtney Williams averages 13.4 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.8 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 60%.
Chelsea Gray averages 12.7 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 12.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Atlanta averages 80.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.4 per game. The Dream allow 90.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 86.3 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.2. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 31.0 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Sparks are 7th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Sparks surrender 79.2 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.2 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 18.9 per game this season.
The Dream are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 98.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 1st in the WNBA.
Los Angeles is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 8th in the league. The Sparks are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 96.8 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 80.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 2nd. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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