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The Dallas Wings will square off with the host Atlanta Dream on Saturday night. Tip off is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET from Gateway Center. Coverage will be nationally televised on NBA TV.
The Wings fell to the host Washington Mystics 87-77 in their last contest. Teaira McCowan had game highs in points (27), rebounds (11) and blocks (2) for the Wings. Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale recorded 19 points, six rebounds and three steals. The Dream were defeated by the Minnesota Lynx 92-85 in their most recent game. Tiffany Hayes scored 24 points for the Dream. Rhyne Howard tallied 18 points in the defeat.
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The Wings (12-16) have the second-worst record in the Western Conference. The Wings are 5-9 at home and 7-7 on the road. The Wings have the sixth-best point differential in the WNBA (-0.9).
The Dream (12-17) have the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference out of six teams. The Dream is 6-8 at home and 6-9 on the road. The Dream ranked ninth in the league in point differential (-2.6).
The Wings have four players averaging double digits in points. Ogunbowale is fourth in the league in points per game (19.9) and third in 3-pointers made per game (2.9). Ogunbowale also leads the Wings in assists (3.5) and steals (1.4). Awak Kuier averages a team-best 0.9 blocks. Kayla Thornton is tops for the Wings in rebounds (6.0). Allisha Gray is second on the Wings in points (13.8), rebounds (5.1), and steals (1.2).
The Wings rank sixth in points per game (82.0), ninth in 3-point percentage (33.8) and 10th in field goal percentage (42.6). Defensively, the Wings are seventh in defensive rating (103.6) and blocks (3.8) and ninth in points off turnovers (16.9) and second chance points (11.2).
The Dream have five players averaging double digits in points. Howard is tops on the Dream with an average of 15.3 points. Hayes is averaging 17.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in her 10 games this season. Cheyenne Parker leads the Dream in rebounds per game (6.4) and blocks (1.0). Erica Wheeler dishes out a team-best 4.0 assists per game. Aari McDonald averages a team-high 1.6 steals.
The Dream ranks fourth in three-point percentage (35.2), and second to last in points per game (78.1), and field goal percentage (41.9). Defensively, the Dream is first in points in the paint (29.6), second in second chance points (9.0) and fifth in defensive rating (98.2).
For the money line, the Wings are -118 while the Dream is -110.
The Dream defeated the Wings in both of the first two meetings this season.
In the season opener, the Dream knocked off the host Wings 66-59. Howard led the way with 16 points, four assists, four blocks and two steals. Parker added a double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, and two steals.
The Dream then beat the Wings 80-75 in Atlanta on June 21. Maya Caldwell paced the Dream with 18 points, four assists and two steals.
The Dream will defeat the Wings once again to complete the season-series sweep.
Written by Rolando Rosa, our US sports betting industry expert.