Dallas Wings vs. Atlanta Dream WNBA Playoffs Round 1 Game 2 Prediction, Odds and Game Preview – September 19

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 16, 2023

The Dallas Wings will take on the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the opening round of the WNBA Playoffs.

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Spread: Wings (-6.5) to Cover

  • Both DraftKings and the model expect the Wings to walk away with the win, but the model spread (7.6) is 1.1 points further in their direction.
  • The Wings are 19-17-0 ATS this season.
  • In games it has played as at least 6.5-point favorites this season, Dallas is 4-7 against the spread.
  • The Dream are 19-17-0 against the spread this season.
  • Atlanta has a 3-5 record against the spread when an underdog by 6.5 points or more this year.

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Total: Under 170.5

  • The model’s predicted total (169.8 points) and the DraftKings set total (170.5 points) are virtually the same for this contest.
  • The Wings and their opponent have combined to score over 170.5 points, the current matchup’s point total, in 23 of 36 games this season.
  • Atlanta has played in 13 games this season (36.1% of chances) in which the teams combined to score more than 170.5 points.
  • The teams have hit the over in 21 of the Wings’ 36 games with a set total.
  • A total of 15 of the Dream’s 36 games with a set total have hit the over (41.7%).

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Moneyline Winner: Wings (-278)

  • Prediction: Wings 89, Dream 81
  • This season, Atlanta has been the underdog 21 times and won eight, or 38.1%, of those games.

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Wings Leaders

  • Arike Ogunbowale leads the Wings in points and assists per game, scoring 21.2 points and distributing 4.5 assists.
  • Dallas’ best rebounder is Natasha Howard, who averages 8.0 boards per game in addition to her 16.5 PPG average.
  • Ogunbowale makes more threes per game than any other member of the Wings, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.
  • Ogunbowale and Howard lead Dallas on the defensive end, with Ogunbowale leading the team in steals, averaging 1.7 per game, and Howard in blocks, averaging 1.2 per contest.

Wings Injuries

Name Game Status Injury
Lou Lopez Senechal Out Knee
Diamond DeShields Out Knee

Dream Leaders

  • Rhyne Howard’s points (17.5 per game) and assists (3.5 per game) stat lines give her the top scoring and assists spots on the Dream’s leaderboards.
  • Cheyenne Parker grabs 6.7 rebounds per game (she also scores 15.0 points per game and adds 1.8 assists per game) which puts her at the top of the Atlanta rebounding leaderboard.
  • Rhyne Howard knocks down 2.5 three-pointers per game, the most on the Dream.
  • Rhyne Howard (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Atlanta while Parker (1.5 blocks per game) is the block leader.

Dream Injuries

Name Game Status Injury
Nia Coffey Out Hand
Asia Durr Out Knee

All stats in this article refer to the 2023 regular season.

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