The rules for cover state:
A target with half cover has a +2 bonus to AC and Dexterity saving throws.
Let's say a wizard casts flaming sphere. They can then move the sphere as a bonus action to ram it into an opponent. If there is cover in between the wizard and the target, but there are no obstacles between the sphere and the target, does the target benefit from the +2 bonus to the Dexterity saving throw from half-cover?