Los Angeles Sparks vs. Seattle Storm - 7/15/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Storm (3-12) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (2-10)
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Seattle Storm +1.5 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, Justice
The Los Angeles Sparks and Seattle Storm square off Wednesday afternoon at the Key Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 72.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting and are allowing 79.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Kristi Toliver is averaging 20.5 points and 5.7 assists while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 18.5 points and 11.5 rebounds. Jantel Lavender is grabbing 9.3 rebounds and Erin Phillips is dishing 3.4 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks have allowed 80 or more points in six of their last eight games and are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep. The Sparks aren’t going to turn things around until their defense actually wakes up. The Sparks are 0-6 SU on the road this season.
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The Seattle Storm need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Seattle Storm are averaging 68.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting and are allowing 77.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Sue Bird is averaging 10.2 points and 4.9 assists while Crystal Langhorne is averaging 9.9 points and 5.9 rebounds. Renee Montgomery is dishing three assists and Jewell Loyd is grabbing three rebounds. The Seattle Storm have allowed 82 or more points in four of their last seven games and are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep. The Storm have also scored 65 or less points in four of their last five games. Two of the Storm’s three wins this season have come on their home court.
The Sparks are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Storm are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sparks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Storm have already beaten the Sparks twice this season. So, in a battle between two of the bottom feeders in the league, I have to go with the team that's had success against the other. Also helps that they're at home and getting a free point.