Atlanta Dream vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 7/21/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
The Atlanta Dream (12-14) are headed to Crypto.com Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Sparks (11-14).
The Atlanta Dream faced the Las Vegas Aces and went home with a win by a final score of 92-76 in their last contest. Atlanta wrapped up the game with a 51.6% field goal percentage (33 out of 64) and made 15 out of their 24 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Dream made 11 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 68.8%. In reference to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 40 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 24 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In the matter of defense, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 36.6% from the field on 26 out of 71 shooting. Las Vegas dished out 5 dimes and had 12 steals for this game. Furthermore, Las Vegas grabbed 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Las Vegas ended up shooting 73.7% from the charity stripe by burying 14 of their 19 tries. They also made 10 out of their 35 attempts from long range.
Tiffany Hayes is a player who was a contributor in the game. She ended up with 31 points on 11 of 14 shooting. She was on the court for 27 mins and also snagged 3 rebounds. Hayes finished shooting 78.6% from the field and also totaled 1 assist.
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Atlanta comes into this game with a record of 12-14 so far this season. They are averaging 78.1 pts per contest (11th in the league) on 42.3% from the field. The Dream are connecting on 35.7% on shots from distance (199 of 557) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Atlanta is grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game and has 453 assists for the year, which ranks 12th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 15.9 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.1 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Dream are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game and they draw 17.8 fouls. They are currently ranked 2nd in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 492 conceded this season. The Dream are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.6% (379 of 462) and they concede 34.0 boards per contest as a group. They are conceding 33.5% on 3-pointers and they are 5th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (80.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Los Angeles Sparks took home the win by a final score of 86-79 when they faced the Indiana Fever. The Sparks pulled down 19 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 27 for this game. They turned it over 16 times, while earning 13 steals in the matchup. The Fever were called for 21 personal fouls in the game which got the Sparks to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of them for a percentage of 68.8%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Los Angeles knocked down 9 of 25 attempts (36.0%). When all was said and done, the Sparks ended up going 33 for 66 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. The Sparks allowed the Fever to make 29 of their 57 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 50.9% in the game. They went 46.2% from 3-point land by shooting 6 out of 13 and ended up going 15 of 18 at the free throw line (83.3%). Regarding attacking the glass, Los Angeles allowed Indiana to pull down 32 in total (8 offensive).
Nneka Ogwumike was important for the Sparks for this game. She made 12 of 20 for the matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and earned 2 rebounds. Ogwumike recorded 35 points in her 32 mins on the court and had 1 assist for the game.
Los Angeles has a mark of 11-14 for the year. As an offense, the Sparks are hitting on 45.4% from the floor, which is ranked 3rd in the WNBA. Los Angeles has 2,025 pts this year (81.0 per contest) and they pull down 31.5 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 19.4 times per contest (8th in the WNBA) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per game. The Sparks have committed 17.9 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 76.9% from the free throw line. The Sparks are ranked 11th in the league in PPG allowed with 85.8. They are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (11th in the league). The Los Angeles defense gives up 37.8% on 3-pointers (224 of 593) and opponents are making 80.0% of their free throw shots. They concede 20.9 assists and 34.3 rebounds per contest, ranking them 9th and 6th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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