The WNBA is back for yet another exciting weekend, and the matches are scheduled to amaze the die-hard fans. The Atlanta Dream will take on the Los Angeles Sparks at the Gateway Center on Friday night. The Dream is optimistic about recovering from a recent surprising downturn while the Sparks need a few strong victories to keep themselves in the hunt for a postseason position.
Despite being a stronger side when compared to Sparks, Dream didn’t live up to the maximum potential after losing multiple matchups. Atlanta Dream aren’t looking like going too far this season after poor performances in recent games. With a 7-9 home record and a 6-9 record away, Atlanta Dream have won thirteen matches and lost eighteen.
The Los Angeles Sparks haven’t had the best of seasons after getting into trouble. It is significant to note that their star players have struggled under pressure, which has caused them to fall to fifth place. Sparks only managed to register 12 victories in the last 31 games. Sparks are coming off a devastating loss against New York Liberty.
Head to head:
Both the head-to-head record and the odds portray a clear picture of Atlanta dominating the upcoming events and their opponents facing a massive challenge.
Dream vs Sparks Odds:
Dream Odds: 1.45
Sparks Odds: 2.28
Dream are expected to seal the victory over Sparks.
Players to Watch Out:
Kristy Wallace, being the finest guard, has averaged 6.7 points, 2.2 assists and an impressive free throw 78.6%. She is quite an expert to get to the bucket convincingly.
Aari McDonald, the shooting guard, has a 35.3 percent 3-point shooting percentage and has been a strong defender this year with 1.6 steals per game. Rhyne Howard also contributed with 20 points and 4 rebounds in the game against Fever.
Olivia Nelson Ododa
Olivia has been a decent contributor with an average of 2.9 rebounds; however, she is expected to make a comeback against Dream with some improved strategies.
Both sides are struggling to reach the playoff convincingly as they didn’t make a remarkable start to the campaign. Atlanta are carrying a significant impact as Sparks are scrambling to find their feet. Sparks will display a challenging game; however, Atlanta Dream are predicted to clinch the victory.