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.
Atlanta Dream WNBA Betting Trends
Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Betting Trends
|Los Angeles Sparks||Home||Over is 5-0 in Sparks last 5 games as a home underdog of 5.0-10.5.||100.00% (5)||5|0||0||||
|Los Angeles Sparks||Home||Over is 5-2 in Sparks last 7 games as a home underdog of 0.5-4.5.||71.40% (7)||5|2||0||||
|Los Angeles Sparks||Home||Sparks are 11-27-3 ATS in their last 41 games as a home favorite of 11.0 or greater.||28.90% (41)|||||3||11|27|
|Los Angeles Sparks||Home||Sparks are 16-6-1 ATS in their last 23 games as an underdog.||72.70% (23)|||||1||16|6|
|Los Angeles Sparks||Home||Sparks are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games as a home favorite of 5.0-10.5.||72.00% (26)|||||1||18|7|
|Los Angeles Sparks||Home||Sparks are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games as a home favorite.||72.40% (29)|||||0||21|8|
|Los Angeles Sparks||Home||Sparks are 24-8 ATS in their last 32 games as a favorite.||75.00% (32)|||||0||24|8|
|Los Angeles Sparks||Home||Sparks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.||80.00% (5)|||||0||4|1|
Atlanta home to Indiana Thursday, June 14
Los Angeles at Washington Friday, June 15
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