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Tonights Game Could be WNBA Defensive Battle

The fans at STAPLES Center will see the Atlanta Dream and the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night when they take their seats. Both teams have made a committment on the defensive end this year.

Oddsmakers opened the Sparks as -11-point favorites versus the Dream, while the game’s total opened at 153.5. The line is now LA -8.5 and the total is down to 150.

Los Angeles Rebounded Well After Worst Game of Season

Los Angeles was a 77-59 winner at home against the Sky. They covered the -14-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (136) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

The Sparks played their worst game of the season on Thursday. Los Angeles bounced back to beat the Chicago Sky on Sunday. The Sparks led wire to wire and held the Sky to 59 points. That is 18 below their season average.

The Sparks will need that same effort when they play Atlanta tonight. The Dream (5-3) have won three straight and are the league’s most improved team.

Candace Parker is just rounding into form after minor offseason surgery. She looked like her old self on Sunday. She had 24 points, six boards and three assists. Nneka Ogwumike added 16 points and Chelsea Gray 15.

Dream are Have Won Three Straight in WNBA Action

Atlanta won its last outing, a 67-64 result against the Storm on June 10. The Dream covered in that game as a +7.5-point underdog, while the 131 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

The Dream (5-3) have won three straight and are the league’s most improved team.

On Monday, Tiffany Hayes was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Her 23 points per game topped all players in the East. She ranked ninth in field-goal percentage (55.8 percent) and sixth in free-throw percentage (88.9 percent). Hayes also averaged 4.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

In Sunday’s win over the Storm in Seattle, Hayes scored eight of her 23 points in the fourth quarter. The Dream stepped up its defense after falling behind 61-60. The Storm were held scoreless for two minutes of the final 2:34.

Angel McCoughtry scored 15 points. She now has 5,120 in her career as she nudged past Swin Cash for 15th on the WNBA points list.

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Atlanta home to Indiana Thursday, June 14
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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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