Los Angeles Sparks vs. Washington Mystics - 6/23/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Mystics (4-2) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (0-4)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Mystics -11 -- Over/Under: 138.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Sparks and Washington Mystics play Tuesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Los Angeles Sparks are still looking for their first win after a tough 0-4 start. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 58.8 points on 38.5 percent shooting and are allowing 72.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jantel Lavender is averaging 12.8 points and 11 rebounds while Erin Phillips is averaging nine points and 4.7 assists. Marianna Tolo is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Temeka Johnson is dishing 6.3 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks simply don’t have enough offense, especially with the injury to leading scorer Alana Beard. The Sparks are shooting just 25 percent from three and have scored no more than 68 points this season. Nnemkadi Ogwumike is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Washington Mystics look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 74 points on 41.3 percent shooting and are allowing 69 points on 36.3 percent shooting. Emma Meesseman is averaging 14.3 points and 7.8 rebounds while Ivory Latta is averaging 13 points and 2.5 assists. Stefanie Dolson is the third double-digit scorer and Kara Lawson is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are the second-best defensive team in the league but have allowed 75 or more points in their last two games. The Mystics are shooting 32 percent from deep. However, only one of the Mystics four victories have come on their home court. Kia Vaughn is questionable with a concussion.
The Sparks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mystics are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
The Sparks are banged up and don't have enough depth to get out of their funk. However, while the Mystics should win outright, they've only covered two of their last 12 games. The Mystics play a lot of close games. Give me the points in this contest.