Los Angeles Sparks at Atlanta Dream 8/5/22 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/05/2022 at 10:00 AM ET

Los Angeles Sparks at Atlanta Dream 8/5/22 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

The Los Angeles Sparks look to snap a five-game losing streak when visiting the Atlanta Dream on Friday. Los Angeles is 12-19 following its 64-61 loss to the New York Liberty on Wednesday. Los Angeles lost two straight to New York over the last three days. The Sparks are fifth in the Western Conference, 10 games behind the first-place Las Vegas Aces.

Nneka Ogwumike is leading Los Angeles in scoring and rebounding with averages of 18.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, while Jordin Canada is the leader in assists with an average of 5.2 assists per game. Liz Cambage is the second leading scorer with an average of 13.0 points per game and is one of three players averaging double figures in scoring. Los Angeles is scoring an average of 79.6 points per game.

Atlanta looks for its second consecutive victory when hosting Los Angeles on Friday. Atlanta is 13-18 following its 91-81 victory over the Indiana Fever on Wednesday. Rhyne Howard was the leading scorer for Atlanta with 20 points, while Cheyenne Parker chipped in with 17 points. Atlanta is fifth in the Eastern Conference, 10 games behind the first-place Chicago Sky.

Tiffany Hayes is the leading scorer with an average of 16.2 points per game, while Rhyne Howard is the second leading scorer with an average of 15.7 points per game. Cheyenne Parker is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.3 rebounds per game and Erica Wheeler is the leader in assists with an average of 4.0 assists per game. As a team, Atlanta is scoring an average of 78.2 points per game.

Los Angeles is having problems at both ends of the court. The Sparks have lost each of the last five straight up and are 1-4 ATS over that span. Atlanta has covered the number in seven of its last 10 overall and behind the play of Tiffany Hayes and rookie Rhyne Howard, the Dream will take advantage of a struggling Los Angeles squad. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Dream wins and covers ATS 83-71.

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