Dallas Wings vs Atlanta Dream Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/26/2020
Dallas Wings vs Atlanta Dream
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IMG Academy is the venue where Elizabeth Williams and the Atlanta Dream (8-26, 6th in the Eastern Conference last year) will play the Dallas Wings (10-24, 6th in the Western Conference last season) on Sunday.
The Wings were a solid pick for WNBA wagerers last season, having gone 17-17 ATS. The Dream covered the spread 47.1% of the time, going 16-18 against the spread. The Dream were lousy for basketball wagerers as favorites, going 0-5 ATS. Dallas went 2-3 against the spread as an underdog, so they covered the spread 40.0% of the time.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings were a decent Under choice for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 12-20.
The Wings covered the spread 41.2% of the time last season as a visitor, having gone 7-10 ATS.
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream covered the spread 35.3% of the time last season at IMG Academy, going 6-11 against the spread.
The Dream were a good Over choice for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 15-18.
Arike Ogunbowale comes into this game after averaging 19.1 points per contest while being on the court 32.1 minutes per night last year for the Wings. She grabbed 2.4 rebounds per contest and handed out 3.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage was 39% while her free throw percentage was at 82%. Allisha Gray averaged 10.6 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest last season. She averaged 2.3 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage was 46% for the year while her free throw percentage was 85%.
Elizabeth Williams averaged 9.3 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest last year for the Dream. She grabbed 6.5 rebounds per game and had 1.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage was 46% and her free throw percentage was at 73%. Shekinna Stricklen averaged 9.0 points per game last season and she saw the court an average of 23.6 minutes per contest. She also averaged 1.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage was 41% and her free throw percentage was 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averaged 71.6 points per game last season, which ranked them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -5.8 and their shooting percentage was 39% as a team, which had them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 10th in the WNBA. They averaged 33.9 rebounds per contest and 15.2 assists per game, which ranked them 9th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 10th with 12.6 per game. The Wings allowed 77.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 5th in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 33.5 rebounds a game which ranked 5th and they gave up 18.6 assists per contest, which put them in 6th place in the league. They forced 13.4 turnovers per game which ranked them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta was 12th in the league with 71.2 points per game last year. They were 12th in the league in shooting at 37%, while their average scoring margin was -7.6. They shot 29% from 3-point range, which was good for 12th in the WNBA. They were 4th in the league in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Dream were 6th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Dream surrendered 78.9 points per contest, which ranked them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 7th with 19.2 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 39.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream were 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game last season.
The Wings were 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 96.7, and their defensive rating of 104.6 ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they were 12th in the league with 74 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% was 11th. As a team they were 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Dallas was 8th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%, which was 6th in the league.
Atlanta was 6th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 46%, which was 9th in the league. The Dream were 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 91.6, and their defensive rating of 101.4 was ranked 6th. In terms of pace they were 7th in the league with 77.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 42% was 12th. As a team they were 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
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Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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