Dream vs Sparks Prediction - WNBA Picks 8/12/23
Los Angeles Sparks vs Atlanta Dream
WNBA: Saturday, August 12th at 7:30 PM ET
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The Atlanta Dream and Los Angeles Sparks face off on Saturday in a WNBA showdown at Crypto.com Arena. These two teams have faced off twice this season, and the Dream have won each of the games. On July 5th the Dream won 90-79.
Dream Betting Preview
The Dream come into this game with a 15-14 record overall but they are coming off a loss in the last game. The Dream’s offense only managed 67 points against the Seattle Storm and that led to the one point defeat. Rhyne Howard was the top player for the Dream finishing with 20 points, six rebounds and one assist. The Dream are averaging 83.1 points while their defense is giving up 84.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th while the pitching staff is ranked 9th. Allisha Gray has been the top player for the Dream averaging 17.7 points while shooting 47.9 percent from the field.
Sparks Betting Preview
The Sparks sit with an 11-18 record overall but they are playing better as of late and they have won two games in a row. In the last game against the Indiana Fever, the Sparks scored 87 points and that was enough to secure the seven point victory. Nneka Ogwumike had a strong game finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds. The Sparks are averaging 78.9 points while their defense is giving up 81.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 10th while the pitching is ranked 5th. Nneka Ogwumike is having a big season averaging 19.8 points while shooting 50.8 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from behind the three point line.
Shane’s Free Pick
The Dream’s offense struggled in the last game but now they get to face off against a Sparks team has struggled to defend this season. They have also really struggled to slowdown the Dream and that is going to be the difference here as Atlanta is going to have no issue getting the job done. The Sparks just aren’t going to be keeping here. Back the Dream against the spread.