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Atlanta Dream vs. Los Angeles Sparks betting trends, spread and players to watch

Atlanta Dream vs. Los Angeles Sparks betting trends, spread and players to watch

The Los Angeles Sparks face the Atlanta Dream at Walter Pyramid on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. The matchup, which is the first game of the 2024 season for both teams, tips at 10:00 PM ET on SportsNet LA and Peachtree TV.

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Betting Lines for Atlanta vs. Los Angeles

  • Favorite: Dream -5.5
  • Total: 158.5
  • Dream Moneyline: -250
  • Sparks Moneyline: +200

WNBA odds courtesy of BetMGM Sportsbook. Odds updated Wednesday at 1:37 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

Dream Betting Stats (2023)

  • The Dream compiled a 16-17-0 record against the spread last season.
  • When playing as at least a 5.5-point favorite last season, Atlanta had an ATS record of 6-4.
  • Dream games went over the point total 11 out of 33 times last season.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 158.5 points, 8.0 fewer than the average total in last season’s Atlanta contests.
  • The Dream had a -59 scoring differential last season, falling short by 1.5 points per game. They put up 82.5 points per game, fifth in the league, and gave up 84 per outing to rank seventh in the WNBA.

Sparks Betting Stats (2023)

  • The Sparks covered 17 times in 28 games with a spread last year.
  • Los Angeles was an underdog by 5.5 points or more 10 times last season, and covered the spread in five of those contests.
  • A total of 10 of the Sparks’ games last year hit the over.
  • The average total for Los Angeles’ games last season was 159.4 points, 0.9 more than this game’s over/under.
  • The Sparks had a -65 scoring differential last season, falling short by 1.6 points per game. They put up 78.9 points per game to rank 10th in the league and allowed 80.5 per outing to rank third in the WNBA.

Impact Players for Atlanta vs. Los Angeles

Dream Leaders (2023 Stats)

  • Rhyne Howard contributed 17.5 points per game last season.
  • Cheyenne Parker collected 6.7 rebounds a game and Jordin Canada dished out six assists per matchup.
  • Howard had a strong showing from long distance a season ago. She made 2.5 shots from deep per game.
  • Canada averaged 2.3 steals per game. Parker collected 1.5 blocks an outing.

Sparks Leaders (2023 Stats)

  • Dearica Hamby was solid last season with 8.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
  • Layshia Clarendon collected 3.4 assists per game.
  • Kia Nurse connected on 1.3 threes per game a season ago.
  • Hamby averaged 0.9 steals per game. Monique Billings collected 0.3 blocks a contest.

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