Dallas Wings vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 5/27/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location: Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Gateway Center Arena is the venue where and the Atlanta Dream (2-2) will take on the Dallas Wings (1-2) on Thursday.
The Dallas Wings stepped onto the hardwood against the New York Liberty and took a loss by a score of 88-81 in their last game. Dallas finished with a 41.4% FG percentage (29 of 70) and knocked down 7 of 21 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Wings made 16 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 72.7%. Regarding getting rebounds, they compiled 34 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 17 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to defense, Dallas let their opponent shoot 46.7% from the floor on 28 of 60 shooting. New York doled out 19 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. In addition, New York pulled down 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 3 rejections. New York ended up going 81.5% at the free throw line by burying 22 of 27 attempts. They also converted 10 out of their 25 tries from beyond the arc.
Marina Mabrey is a player who was a contributor for the contest. She was able to score 21 points on 8 of 16 shooting. She played for 37:23 minutes and collected 7 boards. Mabrey finished 50.0% from the floor and distributed 5 assists. Someone else that came through in the game for the Wings was Arike Ogunbowale. She totaled 2 rebounds in her 35:21 minutes played on the night. She finished the contest at 30.0% from the field for this game by going 6-of-20 (24 points). Overall, Ogunbowale accounted for 3 assists.
Dallas steps onto the court with a record of 1-2 on the year. The Wings are connecting on 36.2% on shots from distance (25 of 69) and 78.3% from the charity stripe. They average 90.7 pts per contest (2nd in the league) while connecting on 46.3% from the field. They cough up possession 18.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 21.3 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Dallas is snagging 41.7 boards per contest and has 55 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 11th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Wings are forcing 12.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 10th in the league in points per game allowed (86.3). The Wings defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 41.7% (38 of 55) and they concede 32.3 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are 2nd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 60 surrendered so far this season.
When they last played, the Atlanta Dream got the win with a final of 90-83 against the Chicago Sky. The Dream pulled down 17 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while earning 11 steals in the matchup. The Sky earned 22 fouls in this game which got the Dream to the free throw line for 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. In regard to 3-point shots, Atlanta converted 8 of 18 attempts (44.4%). Overall, the Dream finished the game shooting 31 for 74 from the field which had them shooting 41.9%. The Dream allowed the Sky to make 25 of 62 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.3% in this contest. They went 35.3% from three-point range by shooting 6 of 17 and finished the game at 27 of 28 at the free throw line (96.4%). Concerning rebounds, Atlanta allowed Chicago to grab 41 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Courtney Williams was important for the Dream in the matchup. She buried 6 of 15 in this game giving her a rate of 40.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Williams recorded 18 points in her 35:35 minutes on the court and had 3 dimes for the game. Another player that ended being a contributor for Atlanta was Tiffany Hayes. She ended up with 2 dimes in her 34:09 mins on the court, and she converted 8 out of 16 from the field. Hayes wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor while also contributing 26 points and 4 rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 2-2 for the year. As an offensive unit, the Dream are shooting 39.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 10th in the WNBA. Atlanta has scored 317 points so far this season (79.3 per game) and they pull down 30.0 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 16.8 times per contest (11th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.5 times per contest. The Dream are responsible for committing 21.3 fouls per game and they shoot 72.1% from the charity stripe. The Dream on defense are ranked 6th in the league in PPG given up with 81.3. They are forcing their opponents into 20.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the floor (7th in the league). The Atlanta defense allows 32.4% on shots from distance (23 of 71) and opponents are knocking down 80.8% of their foul shots. They concede 20.0 dimes and 41.0 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 7th and 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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