Two teams sitting on opposite sides of their respective conference are clashing today, when the leaders of the East Atlanta Dream (20-10), looking to extend their current lengthy winning streak, are hosting the second-worse in the West Dallas Wings (14-15), who want to end a losing streak of their own.
Date/Time: 08-11-2018 14:00 EDT
Spread: Atlanta Dream -6
Atlanta Dream have a 20-10 record (20-10 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the first place of the Eastern conference and second in the whole league. They have won twelve of their last thirteen games and in their last game they won at home against the Los Angeles Sparks with a 79-73 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tiffany Hayes with 17.7 ppg, adding 3.3 boards per game. She is followed by Angel McCoughtry with 16.5 ppg and 6 boards per game, while Brittney Sykes adds 9.4 ppg and 3.6 boards per game.
Dallas Wings have a 14-15 record (16-13 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the West. They have six consecutive losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Connecticut Sun with a 92-101 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Liz Cambage with 23 ppg, adding a team high 9.6 boards per game. She is followed by Skylar Diggins-Smith with 18 ppg, 3.4 boards and a team high 6 dimes per game, while Karima Christmas-Kelly adds 9.3 ppg and 5.5 boards per game.
Dallas has won both previous meetings against Atlanta this season (at home by 13 points and on the road by 8). Atlanta are 12-4 at home this season, while Dallas are 5-8 on the road. Dallas have the best offense in the league with 87.7 ppg to Atlanta’s 79, while Atlanta are better defensively, allowing a third-best of 78.8 ppg to Dallas’ 83.6. Atlanta have the second-worse field goal percentage in the league (41.2% to 44.9%) and the worse in 3-pointers (29% to 29.8%). Dallas are better in assists made (18.3 to 17.6), while Atlanta are better in turnovers committed (13.9 to 14.6) and both teams grab almost the same number of rebounds per game (36.6 to 36.5). Atlanta are one of the hottest teams in the league right now and Vegas odds give them a -6 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
Dallas Wings vs Atlanta Dream Prediction: Atlanta Dream -6 (-111)
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