Los Angeles Sparks at Atlanta Dream 8/5/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Atlanta Dream vs Los Angeles Sparks
Friday August 5, 2022
The Line Atlanta Dream -3.5 --- Over/Under 157.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Atlanta Dream meet Friday in WNBA action at the Gateway Center. The Los Angeles Sparks look to snap a 4-game losing streak. The Atlanta Dream look to snap a 4-game losing streak.
The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 79.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 85.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 18.7 points and 2.1 assists, while Brittney Sykes is averaging 10.4 points and 3.2 rebounds. Katie Lou Samuelson is the third double-digit scorer and Jordin Canada is dishing 5.1 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Dream are averaging 78.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 80.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 16.2 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Rhyne Howard is averaging 15.7 points and 2.7 assists. Cheyenne Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Aari McDonald is dishing 2.6 assists. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game.
The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Dream are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Sparks last 7 road games. The over is 4-0 in Dream last 4 Friday games. The Sparks are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Atlanta and 8-21 ATS in the last 29 meetings.
The Los Angeles Sparks are going nowhere fast, and their recent loss to the Dallas Wings was the final nail in the coffin. After getting off to a ridiculous start in the first quarter, they went ice-cold the rest of the game and somehow lost late. The Sparks season is all but over given their recent efforts. The Atlanta Dream have their issues as well, but they're at least still in a playoff spot at the moment and have more motivation to get the job done. Hard to feel good about either side, but the Dream have more going for them here, especially at home. I'll lay the buckets.
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Randy’s Pick Atlanta Dream -3.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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