LA Sparks vs. Atlanta Dream 8/30/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/30/2020 at 10:53 AM ET

LA Sparks vs. Atlanta Dream 8/30/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

The Atlanta Dream and LA Sparks meet up and both teams come into this game on very different paths, the Sparks are the hottest team in the WNBA and have won nine straight games, the most recent a 80-76 win over the Conneticut Sun to improve to 11-3 on the season. The Dream are one of the worst teams in the WNBA this season having lost 12 of their last thirteen, galling 88-79 to the Minnesota Lynx and dropping to 3-12 on the season.

Atlanta has been one of the worst offenses in the WNBA this season averaging just 80.1 points per game ranking 9th in scoring offense but are shooting a solid 44.7% from the field which ranks 6th in shooting percentage. Leading the Atlanta offense is Betnijah Laney who is averaging team highs in points with 17.1 points and assists with 4.5 per game. Working in the paint is Courney Williams who leads the team with 6.2 rebounds per game while adding in 13.7 points per game of her own.

The Sparks offense has been solid this season averaging 85.9 points per game ranking 5th in scoring offense and are shooting an efficent 40.7% from beyond the arc, the best 3 point shooting percentage in the league this season. The Sparks have four players averaging double figures including veteren leader Candace Parker who leads the team with 13.9 points per game and leads all the WNBA with 9.4 rebounds per contest.

LA’s defensive unit has been sensational this season allowing just 78.9 points per game to rank 3rd in scoring defense but are allowing teams to shoot 44.5% from the field. The Dream are the leagues worst defense and come in allwoing 90.7 points per game , while opposing teams are shooting 46.6% from the field which is the second worst defensive mark in the WNBA this season.

The LA Sparks have looked basically unbeatable having won their last 9 games, compared to the Dream who are probably the worst team in the WNBA bubble this season. Ranking last in scoring defense and 9th in scoring offense, the Dream will be simply outmatched in this game. The Sparks dominate on both ends of the floor and cruise to an easy victory behind veteran Candance Parker and one of the best-supporting casts in the league, continue their incredible streak of wins and win an impressive 10th straight game. Final score prediction, Sparks win and cover ATS 94-78. 

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