Sparks Hosts the Red Hot Dream in WNBA Action

Sparks WNBA Basketball

Sparks and Dream Have Top Two Defenses in WNBA

The Atlanta Dream and the Los Angeles Sparks will meet on Tuesday when they battle at STAPLES Center. This is a matchup of the No. 2 team in the WNBA vs. the No. 3 team.

The game will showcase two of the best defenses in the league. It will also have two of the best players in Candace Parker and Tiffany Hayes.

The second-place Dream (15-9) will be looking to stay ahead of the third-place Sparks. The Sparks (14-10) will be looking to make it two straight since losing to Indiana, the league’s worst team.

Atlanta has won seven straight and is 8-2 in its past 10 games. Los Angeles is only 4-6.

The Sparks and Dream have played once this season. On June 12, Parker scored 19 and Nneka Ogwumike posted a double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds) in a 72-64 Los Angeles win.

Oddsmakers have the Sparks as 4-point favorites. The total is at 156.

Sparks Looking to Get Back on Track With Winning Streak

The Sparks were a 93-76 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Sky. They covered the -3.5-point spread as favorites. The total score (169) made winners of OVER bettors.

Ogwumike did not dress in Los Angeles’ win over Chicago. It was the second straight game she has missed. Defensive specialist Alana Beard also did not play because of groin injury. It’s uncertain if either will be able to play Wednesday.

Odyssey Sims hobbled off the court in the waning moments and her status is in limbo as well.

The Sparks sit second in the league in defense, allowing 77.4 points per game. The Sparks average 79.8, eighth best in the WNBA.

Dream Look to Keep Solid Season Going

The Dream continued their improbable season on Sunday with an impressive 87-74 road win over Western Conference leader Seattle. They covered the +2.5-point spread as underdogs. The total score of 161 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Elizabeth Williams scored a season-high 17 points to lead the Dream. All-Star Hayes and Angel McCoughtry added 16 points.

The turning point in the Dream’s season might have come during the road trip that ended with the loss to the Sparks. The loss dropped Atlanta to 5-4. Since then Atlanta has gone 10-5 and is in the thick of playing for a first-round bye in the playoffs.

The Dream are third in the WNBA in defense at 78.9 points per game. The Dream average only 79.2 points per game, ninth best in the league.

Hayes led Atlanta to a 3-0 record last week. She ranked second in the conference in scoring at 18.0 points per game to go with 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Atlanta 15-9 14-9-1 79.21 78.88 0.33 8-4 6-5-1 10-14 2-10 8-4
Los Angeles 15-10 12-11-2 79.80 77.40 2.4 6-6-1 6-5-1 11-14 3-10 8-4

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
ATL 17.62 13.21 1.33
LOS 19.04 11.48 1.66
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
ATL 9.96 26.71 36.67
LOS 6.76 23.96 30.72
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
ATL 41.05 41.76 -0.71
LOS 46.48 44.78 1.7

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Atlanta 5-5 6-2-2 3-7 76.60 35.70 40.26 37.30 39/143 7.80
Los Angeles 5-5 2-6-2 3-7 76.20 37.00 44.62 32.00 42/134 7.80

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Jun 12, 2018 ATL 64 LOS 72 -8 Push 151.5 U LOS ATL LOS 32 43 38.5 44.6 34 31 2/12 7/15 7 5
Sep 1, 2017 ATL 56 LOS 81 -12.5 LOS 158.5 U LOS LOS LOS 29 43 28.8 51.7 28 36 3/14 4/11 4 10
Jun 30, 2017 LOS 85 ATL 76 7.5 LOS 158 O LOS LOS LOS 44 36 51.7 47 33 29 8/17 3/10 9 8
May 27, 2017 LOS 73 ATL 75 6.5 ATL 164 U ATL LOS LOS 32 29 41.7 44.4 32 31 4/12 2/12 3 11
Sep 8, 2016 ATL 86 LOS 81 -9 ATL 162.5 O LOS ATL Push 41 36 43.3 45.1 40 32 6/14 6/19 7 8
Jul 17, 2016 LOS 74 ATL 91 9 ATL 159.5 O ATL ATL Push 40 43 37.5 43.5 34 42 4/14 4/12 6 6
Jun 30, 2016 ATL 75 LOS 84 -12 ATL 162 U LOS ATL Push 37 35 38 50.8 38 28 3/10 3/10 7 7
Sep 9, 2015 LOS 60 ATL 90 -4 ATL 157.5 U ATL ATL ATL 25 44 37.3 40 28 54 3/15 7/22 10 12
Jul 16, 2015 ATL 76 LOS 72 -2 ATL 153 U LOS ATL ATL 35 35 39.1 43.5 31 25 3/14 0/8 7 8
Aug 8, 2014 ATL 77 LOS 80 -3 Push 158.5 U LOS ATL ATL 31 37 39.2 43.8 46 41 6/23 3/13 9 12

WNBA Betting Odds and  Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Atlanta Dream

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jul 22, 2018 SEA 87-74 W 2.5 163 W/U 49.30 65.22 2 H
Jul 19, 2018 NY 82-68 W -7 164.5 W/U 31.82 68.00 9 H
Jul 17, 2018 CON 86-83 W 6.5 170.5 W/U 46.15 84.00 5 A
Jul 15, 2018 WAS 80-77 W 2.5 167 W/U 35.62 85.71 4 H
Jul 13, 2018 IND 98-74 W -10 157 W/O 56.92 70.83 7 H

Los Angeles Sparks

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jul 22, 2018 CHI 93-76 W -3.5 166 W/O 52.05 88.89 9 A
Jul 20, 2018 IND 76-78 L -13 153.5 L/O 45.71 72.73 4 H
Jul 15, 2018 LAV 99-78 W -5 161 W/O 48.68 100.00 10 A
Jul 12, 2018 DAL 77-92 L -6.5 163 L/O 43.55 79.17 4 H
Jul 10, 2018 SEA 77-75 W 3.5 161 W/U 40.00 91.67 6 A

Next up:
Atlanta home to Washington Tuesday, July 31
Los Angeles home to Minnesota Thursday, August 2

Get a  100% Bonus up to $1,000 at the Worlds Oldest Online Sportsbook, Intertops!!!