Atlanta Dream vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 5/7/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Dallas Wings
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Dallas Wings (14-18 last season) play the Atlanta Dream (8-24 last year) at College Park Center on Saturday.
The Atlanta Dream took the court against the Connecticut Sun and took a loss by a score of 84-64 in their last game. Atlanta walked away from the contest having earned a 38.4% FG percentage (28 of 73) and made 2 out of their 20 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Dream buried 6 of their 9 tries for a percentage of 66.7%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they collected 33 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 dimes for this game in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 6 steals. With respect to defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 38.7% from the floor on 29 out of 75 shooting. Connecticut recorded 18 assists and had 4 steals in the game. In addition, Connecticut grabbed 50 boards (18 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Connecticut shot 85.7% at the free throw line by burying 18 of 21 tries. They also buried 8 of their 22 attempts from long range.
Natisha Hiedeman is someone who was a major factor for this contest. She ended up walking away with 16 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. She played 21 mins and also collected 2 rebounds. Hiedeman ended up going 50.0% from the field and also distributed 3 dimes.
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Atlanta steps onto the hardwood after finishing with a record of 8-24 last year. They had an average of 78.7 pts per contest (9th in the WNBA) while shooting 41.7% from the field. The Dream connected on 31.0% on 3-point shots (196 of 632) and 72.0% from the charity stripe. As a group, Atlanta grabbed 34.1 boards per game and totaled 558 dimes last season, which ranked 9th in basketball in terms of passing. They lost possession via turnover 11.0 times per contest and as a squad committed 18.4 fouls per game. Defensively, the Dream forced 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.3 personal fouls. They gave up 38.6% on shots from downtown and they were 10th in the league in PPG allowed (84.3). The Dream defensively gave up a FG percentage of 45.7% (967 of 2,117) and they conceded 38.3 rebounds per game as a team. They were ranked 12th in the league in allowing assists 667 surrendered over the course of last year.
The last time they took the court, the Dallas Wings took home the win by a final score of 87-84 when they faced the Los Angeles Sparks. The Wings were able to collect 21 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 25 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 9 steals for the contest. The Sparks earned 16 fouls in the matchup which took the Wings to the free throw line for 19 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throws for a percentage of 89.5%. Regarding 3-pointers, Dallas knocked down 10 out of 22 attempts (45.5%). When all was said and done, the Wings shot 30 for 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Wings allowed the Sparks to knock down 31 out of their 61 attempts from the field which left them shooting 50.8% for this contest. They shot 48.1% from distance by shooting 13 of 27 and finished the game at 9 out of 12 from the charity stripe (75.0%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Dallas permitted Los Angeles to snag 27 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Courtney Vandersloot ended up having an impact for the Wings in this matchup. She knocked down 6 out of 11 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Vandersloot scored 17 points in her 33 minutes on the hardwood and had 6 dimes in the matchup.
Dallas had a mark of 14-18 last year. Dallas earned 2,596 points last year (81.1 per game) and they averaged 36.1 boards per game. As an offense, the Wings shot 42.0% from the field, which was ranked 8th in basketball. The Wings committed 18.4 fouls per game and they connected on 82.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 17.3 times per game (10th in basketball) and they gave up possession 12.8 times per game. The Wings defensively were ranked 7th in the WNBA in points allowed per game with 81.7. They were able to force 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 44.9% from the field (9th in the league). The Dallas defense allowed 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (239 of 705) and their opponents made 77.7% of their free throw shots. They gave up 20.2 assists and 33.6 rebounds per game, which was ranked 10th and 4th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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