Los Angeles Sparks vs Atlanta Dream Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/21/2020
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Chelsea Gray and the Los Angeles Sparks (8-3, 2nd in the Western Conference) head to IMG Academy on Friday where they'll meet the Atlanta Dream (2-10, 5th in the Eastern Conference).
Chelsea Gray comes into this contest averaging 12.1 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 12.3 points per game in 23.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 60% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Monique Billings averages 8.8 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Elizabeth Williams averages 11.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 58% and her free throw percentage is 73%.
Los Angeles averages 85.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 30.6 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.1 per game. The Sparks allow 78.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 18.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 18.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Atlanta is 9th in the league with 80.0 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -12.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.3 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Dream are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Dream surrender 92.0 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 21.3 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Sparks are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 96.6 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 81.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 7th in the league.
Atlanta is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 1st in the league. The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.3, and their defensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 80.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 8th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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