Dream vs. Wings Odds, Picks, Predictions | WNBA Playoffs Betting Preview (September 15)
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Dream vs. Wings Odds
The Atlanta Dream and Dallas Wings face off in the late game on Friday's WNBA slate. The No. 4 vs. No. 5 matchup has the shortest spread among all the Game 1s. Can this young Dream team match up with the Wings?
Here's a look at the notable trends for each team, along with analysis and a pick from our Action Network contributors.
The Dream are a confounding team when it comes to betting. They didn't cover the spread as favorites (8-9 ATS) or as underdogs (11-12 ATS). They also finished the season 8-12 ATS on the road. More important for this matchup, the Dream we're 0-3 ATS against the Wings and were the second-worst team ATS against teams at or above .500.
The Wings finished the season 21-18-1 against the spread, including 6-4 ATS in the final 10 games of the season. As favorites, they were 14-14, but were 10-9 at home. One thing to note for the Wings: Their games go over a ton. On the season, they are 24-16 to the over. At home, they were the third-most profitable team to over (13-7), which would have netted a $100 bettor $471 over the course of the season.
Dream vs. Wings
Betting Pick & Prediction
Matt Moore and Dano Mataya discussed this matchup on the latest episode of the Buckets podcast, including how they are betting the series and Game 1. You can listen to the full episode below for their full analysis.
Dano Mataya's Game 1 analysis: I'm very anti-Dream. They are 0-3 against Dallas and 0-3 against the spread. Dallas is just a terrible matchup for them. The Dream try hard, they show some effort, but the halfcourt offense is pretty abysmal. You have to hope they get in transition. The only way the Dream stay in this game is if the Wings miss a lot of shots, but they are also facing the No. 1 offensive rebounding team in the league (11.8 OREB per game). The line is still -6.5 for Game 1 and I'm taking that.