Winners: ATL vs. LA

We kept it going yesterday. First full day back in Vegas and it feels like I never left. I did forget how hot it was though. Yikes. Hopefully, we can stay as hot with the picks as the weather.

Now to today’s games.

Tonight, the Atlanta Dream visit the Los Angeles Sparks. Atlanta is looking to win three in a row for the first time this season while the Sparks look to close the gap on the one seed. Led by the defending Western Conference Player of Week, Candace Parker, the defending champions have played great all season, but better of late. The Sparks have won five in a row and six of seven, including two wins over the Minnesota Lynx, the league’s best team.

Here’s a couple trends that may show how the game will go:

  • Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last five road games
  • Atlanta is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 overall
  • Los Angeles is 4-0 ATS in its last four home games
  • Los Angeles is 5-0 ATS in its last five games overall

Here’s how to bet it.

Pick: Los Angeles Sparks -1000 (Bet $20 to win $2)

LA will play to win this game after closing what seemed like an insurmountable record league as little as a few weeks ago. Atlanta will want the last playoff spot and need a win to get closer to it, but it won’t be easy tonight.

Fingers crossed for the last time today.