Atlanta Dream vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 9/2/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Dallas Wings
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
The Atlanta Dream (6-19) head to College Park Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Dallas Wings (11-15).
The Atlanta Dream faced off with the Las Vegas Aces and went home with a loss by a final score of 78-71 in their last contest. Atlanta finished having earned a 36.1% field goal percentage (26 of 72) and made 7 of their 23 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Dream knocked down 12 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 34 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 19 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In reference to defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to go 43.8% from the floor on 32 of 73 shooting. Las Vegas earned 26 assists and had 6 steals for this game. In addition, Las Vegas pulled down 43 boards (9 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Las Vegas walked away from this one shooting 73.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 11 of 15 attempts. They knocked down 3 of 13 shots from distance.
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Monique Billings is someone who was a contributor in this contest. She notched 21 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. She was on the court for 34:02 mins and also totaled 6 boards. Billings went 66.7% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that came through in the matchup for the Dream was Tiffany Hayes. She totaled 8 rebounds in her 30:24 minutes on the basketball court. She finished the game shooting 30.0% from the field in the matchup by going 3-of-10 (11 points). When the time ran out, Hayes collected 3 assists.
Atlanta will enter this game with a mark of 6-19 this season. They are giving up possession 11.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.2 fouls per contest. As a team, Atlanta is snagging 33.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 449 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 10th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. The Dream are connecting on 31.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (164 of 515) and 71.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 80.6 points per outing (7th in basketball) on 41.5% from the field. On defense, the Dream have forced 15.9 turnovers per game while drawing 16.8 fouls. The Dream defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.5% (397 of 420) and they surrender 37.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 10th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 550 conceded this season. They are surrendering 40.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 12th in basketball in points per game allowed (86.7).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Dallas Wings took a loss by a score of 76-75 against the Washington Mystics. The Wings snagged 30 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for this contest. They also coughed it up 23 times, while getting 6 steals in this matchup. The Mystics were called for 18 fouls in the matchup which got the Wings to the free throw line for 25 tries. They were able to make 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.0%. In terms of shots from distance, Dallas knocked down 6 of their 14 tries (42.9%). In all, the Wings went 25 out of 47 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.2%. The Wings allowed the Mystics to knock down 23 of their 62 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 37.1% in this contest. They finished 29.0% from three-point range by shooting 9 of 31 and ended up shooting 21 of 29 at the free throw line (72.4%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Dallas allowed Washington to snag 22 in total (5 offensive).
Isabelle Harrison ended up being a factor for the Wings in this game. She converted 8 out of 12 in this contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 9 rebounds. Harrison earned 18 points in her 38:12 minutes of playing time and had 2 dimes in this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Dallas was Arike Ogunbowale. She accumulated 2 assists in her 35:59 mins played, and she knocked down 7 out of 12 from the floor. Ogunbowale ended up shooting 58.3% from the field while also earning 25 points and 4 rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 11-15 so far this season. The Wings have committed 19.2 fouls per contest and they connect on 83.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 17.7 times per game (10th in the league) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. Dallas has accounted for 2,165 points on the campaign (83.3 per contest) and they grab 36.2 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Wings are hitting on 43.0% from the field, which is 7th in the league. The Wings on defense are ranked 8th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 82.6. The Dallas defense concedes 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (196 of 588) and their opponents are converting on 78.0% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 20.3 dimes and 33.2 total boards per game, ranking them 11th and 3rd in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the floor (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta
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