Atlanta Dream vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 8/17/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
STAPLES Center is the venue where and the Los Angeles Sparks (7-13) will play the Atlanta Dream (6-14) on Tuesday.
The Atlanta Dream took the court against the Phoenix Mercury and took a loss by a score of 92-81 in their last contest. Atlanta ended with a 41.1% field goal percentage (37 out of 90) and converted 3 out of their 17 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Dream made 4 of their 7 tries for a rate of 57.1%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 40 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 18 assists in the matchup in addition to creating 17 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Pertaining to defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 35 out of 70 shooting. Phoenix earned 11 assists and had 3 steals for this contest. In addition, Phoenix snagged 45 boards (11 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 10 blocks. Phoenix finished the game at 70.6% when shooting free throws by making 12 of their 17 attempts. They also converted 10 of their 25 tries from beyond the arc.
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Courtney Williams is one player who was a contributor in this matchup. She totaled 30 points on 14 out of 27 shooting. She played for 38:20 minutes and collected 5 boards. Williams ended up going 51.9% from the field and also distributed 6 assists. One more player that had an impact in this game for the Dream was Crystal Bradford. She collected 7 rebounds in 26:50 min on the hardwood. She finished shooting 26.7% from the floor for this game by connecting on 4-of-15 (9 points). When the game finished, Bradford had 1 assist.
Atlanta comes into this contest with a record of 6-14 on the campaign. The Dream are hitting 32.7% on shots from 3-point land (132 of 404) and 73.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 82.6 points per contest (5th in basketball) while hitting 42.1% from the field. They turn it over 11.3 times per game and as a team they are committing 19.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Atlanta is pulling down 33.2 boards per game and has accounted for 365 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 10th in basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Dream are forcing their opponents into 16.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.2 personal fouls. They rank 10th in basketball in giving up assists with 433 surrendered on the year. The Dream defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 47.5% (320 of 343) and they surrender 37.4 rebounds per game as a team. They relinquish 40.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 12th in basketball in PPG allowed (88.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Los Angeles Sparks walked away with a victory by a final of 75-70 against the Indiana Fever. The Sparks were able to snag 30 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 37 in the game. They turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 3 steals for the game. The Fever were called for 19 fouls in this matchup which got the Sparks to the charity stripe for 14 tries. They were able to bury 10 of the free throws for a rate of 71.4%. In the matter of three-point shots, Los Angeles knocked down 7 out of 20 attempts (35.0%). Overall, the Sparks walked away from this one shooting 29 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.9%. The Sparks permitted the Fever to make 24 out of 72 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 33.3% for the game. They finished 22.2% from beyond the perimeter by going 4 of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 21 from the charity stripe (85.7%). With respect to rebounding, Los Angeles permitted Indiana to snag 39 in total (15 offensive).
Erica Wheeler pitched in for the Sparks for this contest. She made 4 out of 7 for this game giving her a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 3 rebounds. Wheeler accumulated 12 points in her 32:55 mins on the court and accounted for 6 dimes for the game. One more player that was important for Los Angeles was Nneka Ogwumike. She finished this one with 1 assist in 30:59 mins played, and she knocked down 6 out of 14 from the floor. Ogwumike ended up shooting 42.9% from the field while contributing 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 7-13 for the campaign. The Sparks are committing 19.6 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.0% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 14.5 times per contest (12th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per contest. Los Angeles has totaled 1,465 points on the year (73.3 per game) and they grab 29.9 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Sparks are hitting on 39.8% from the field, which ranks 12th in the WNBA. The Sparks on defense are ranked 2nd in basketball in PPG given up with 79.4. The Los Angeles defense allows 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc (145 of 411) and their opponents are converting on 84.4% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 16.8 assists and 39.9 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 1st and 12th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 17.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.5% from the field (7th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta
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