Los Angeles Sparks vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 5/11/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Location: Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
The Atlanta Dream (1-0) host the Los Angeles Sparks (2-0) at Gateway Center Arena on Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Sparks stepped onto the hardwood against the Indiana Fever and went home with a win by a final score of 87-77 in their last contest. Los Angeles ended the contest with a 47.9% FG percentage (34 out of 71) and made 1 of their 10 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Sparks made 18 of their 20 shots for a percentage of 90.0%. In regard to grabbing boards, they earned 41 with 11 of them being offensive. They also doled out 18 assists in this game while forcing 18 turnovers and getting 15 steals. With respect to defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 37.2% from the floor on 29 out of 78 shooting. Indiana doled out 12 assists and had 11 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Indiana pulled down 33 boards (12 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Indiana finished the game shooting 64.3% at the free throw line by burying 9 of 14 shots. They also made 10 of 26 attempts from three-point range.
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Los Angeles heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 2-0 this season. The Sparks are shooting 27.6% on 3-pointers (8 of 29) and 84.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 92.5 pts per contest (2nd in basketball) while hitting 48.5% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 19.5 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Los Angeles is snagging 38.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 38 assists so far this season, which is 5th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Sparks are able to force 21.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.0 fouls. They concede 35.4% on three-point shots and they are 8th in the league in PPG allowed (84.0). The Sparks defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.9% (43 of 44) and they relinquish 32.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are 12th in the league in giving up assists with 48 conceded for the year.
The last time they took the court, the Atlanta Dream walked away with a victory by a final of 66-59 against the Dallas Wings. The Dream pulled down 38 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 47 in this matchup. They coughed up the ball 21 times, while getting 10 steals for the matchup. The Wings were called for 19 fouls for the contest which took the Dream to the charity stripe for a total of 22 tries. They were able to make 19 of them for a percentage of 86.4%. Regarding shots from downtown, Atlanta made 7 out of 27 tries (25.9%). Overall, the Dream finished the game shooting 20 out of 63 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.7%. The Dream permitted the Wings to convert 17 of their 70 attempts from the floor which had them at 24.3% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 21.1% from 3-point land by going 4 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 21 of 27 at the free throw line (77.8%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Atlanta allowed Dallas to get 39 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Atlanta has a record of 1-0 on the year. Atlanta has 66 pts so far this year and they pull down 47.0 boards per game. The Dream are committing 24.0 fouls per game and they go 86.4% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Dream are connecting on 31.7% from the field, which ranks 11th in the league. They are getting an assist 11.0 times per game (11th in the WNBA) and they cough up possession 21.0 times per game. The Dream on the defensive end are ranked 1st in basketball in points given up per game with 59.0. The Atlanta defense allows 21.1% on shots from 3-point land (4 of 19) and their opponents are connecting on 77.8% of their foul shots. They surrender 9.0 assists and 39.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 1st and 9th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 24.3% from the field (1st in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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