Dream vs Sparks Prediction and Odds: Atlanta Dream is predicted to win tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Sparks as per the latest WNBA prediction
As WNBA returns for yet another weekend, the matches are queued up to excite the ardent supporters.
On Friday night, the Atlanta Dream is set to face some heat from Los Angeles Sparks at the Gateway Center. After facing an unexpected slump in the recent time for the hosts, the Dream is hopeful of recovery here while the Sparks need some big wins to avoid drifting away from a post-season spot.
The head-to-head, as well as the odds, paints a clear picture of the Atlanta side dominating the upcoming proceedings with their opponents having a humongous task ahead of them.
Dream vs Sparks Odds
|Atlanta Dream||Los Angeles Sparks||Predicted Winner|
|Smarkets||Odds: 1.45||Odds: 2.28||Dream|
Dream vs Sparks Prediction and Odds: Recent form
The Atlanta Dream who looked to have sorted out their shortcomings aren’t looking like going deep this season after poor returns in the recent past. If they must close the gap to Liberty who are in 4th place, they got to win the next couple of encounters. They have won 13 matches and lost eighteen, with a home record of 7-9 and a slightly adverse away record of 6-9. In the last 5 outings, apart from that odd victory against Fever, they have not lived up to their potential losing to Sparks, Storm, Lynx, and Wings.
On the other hand, the Los Angeles Sparks haven’t had the best of the seasons after finding themselves in a muddle. It is important to note that their key players haven’t fired in crunch situations which have in turn pushed them to the 5th spot. They have managed 12 victories in 31 matches but a home record of 7-8 and an away record of 5-11 hasn’t done any good to their playoff prospects. In their last game against New York Liberty, they went toe-to-toe but failed to finish the job as they lost by a 64-61 margin.
Dream vs Sparks Prediction and Odds: Head-to-head (Last 3 years)
Matches: 7: Sparks: 6 Wings: 1 Draw: 0
Last Meeting: Sparks scored a comfortable victory over Wings by a margin of 85-78 on 22nd July 2022.
Dream vs Sparks Odds: Players to watch
Kristy Wallace has decent numbers as the guard with an average of 6.7 points, 2.2 assists, and a free throw percentage of 78.6. Cheyenne Parker’s performance will be the decisive factor as she has averaged just 11.8 points and 1.8 assists per game besides providing the Midas touch.
Aari McDonald who will be the shooting guard has a 3-point conversion of 35.3 and has been solid in defense with 1.6 steals every game this season. Rhyne Howard who plays as the forward pitched in with 20 points and 4 rebounds against Fever.
Olivia Nelson Ododa who has replaced Liz Cambage has been decent with an average of 2.9 rebounds but still has work to do. Lexie Brown has been extremely handy as the shooting guard with 2.1 assists and a 3-point percentage of 41.4 with her place sealed for the rest of the season and the next.
On the other hand, Nneka Ogwumike who has taken it on herself to do the job was once again the best of the lot with 19 points and 2 assists. Brittney Sykes has a free-throw percentage of 75.3% but her numbers in terms of steal and block need a significant improvement.
Dream vs Sparks Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
It is daylight clear that both sides are struggling to make it to the playoffs given their recent failed exploits. Despite that, the Atlanta Dream are carrying a significant edge with their opponents scrambling to find their feet.
Looking at the predictions by Oddschecker, the Atlanta-based side is the hot favorite to bask in the glory with the best odds of 11/20 while the away men are the second-best team with odds of 6/4.
On the other hand, Oddspedia has also given the pole position to the home club with odds of 1.58 while their opponents have got odds of 2.55. The FiveThirtyEight has been very liberal in giving the hosts a huge chance whereas the Sparks are expected to up the ante to secure a win.