Atlanta Dream vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/30/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Sparks vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Sunday, August 30th at 8:00 PM ET
The Line: Sparks -13.5 -- Over/Under: 165.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Dream and Los Angeles Sparks face off in their 15th game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Sunday
The Atlanta Dream are struggling coming into this game having lost 11 of their last 12 games with the only win coming two games ago against the Minnesota Lynx. In the last game against the Lynx though the Dream didn’t look great giving up 88 points and the offense could only score 79 points and that led to the loss. On the season the Dream’s offense is averaging 80.1 points per game while shooting 49.5 percent from the field. The big issue for the Dream has been with their defense and coming into this game they are giving up 90.7 points per game and letting opponents shoot 46.6 percent from the field.
The best offensive player this season for the Storm has been Betnijah Laney who comes into this game averaging 17.1 points while shooting 49.5 percent from the field. In this game to come away with a win the defense is going to need to be better.
On the other side of this matchup is the Los Angeles Sparks who are one of the best teams in the WNBA and coming into this game they have won eight games in a row. In the Sparks last game against the Connecticut Sun the offense wasn’t elite, but good enough, as they were able to come away with an 80-76 victory. In the Sparks last game it was Chelsea Gray who was the difference putting up 27 points and two rebounds.
The Sparks come into this game averaging 85.9 points per game while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. The Sparks are giving up 78.9 points per game while shooting 44.5 percent from the field. The Sparks use a balanced attack with different players stepping up most games. Five players are averaging at least 9.2 points per game.
The Sparks are the better team and they are going to be able to attack a very bad Dream defensive team. Look for the Sparks to run up the score and they will have no issue winning this game and covering the spread.