Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx - 7/29/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Lynx (12-4) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (3-13)
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday July 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -8.5 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FS North, TWC SN / TWC D
The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx square off Wednesday night at the Target Center.
The Los Angeles Sparks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 70.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting and are allowing 76.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.8 points and 9.9 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 16.7 points and 4.9 assists. Jantel Lavender is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Temeka Johnson is dishing 4.8 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks have won or lost by seven or less points in their last four games. Candace Parker makes her season debut in this matchup and will provide a breath of fresh air. The Sparks have scored 72 or less points in six straight games. The Sparks are 0-7 SU on their home court.
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The Minnesota Lynx look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 69.5 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 20.7 points and 7.3 rebounds while Lindsay Whalen is averaging 11.7 points and 4.3 assists. Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Anna Cruz is dishing 2.8 assists. The Minnesota Lynx have allowed 73 or less points in six of their last nine games and are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep. Whalen is expected to make her return from an eye injury. The Lynx are 6-2 SU on their home court and have won four of their last five.
The Sparks are 10-22 ATS in their last 32 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lynx are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Sparks are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Not sure how quickly Parker ends up being a factor for the Sparks. I do know that the o/u line is a tab bit too low for a match between two teams that are capable of filling it up when healthy. I like the over in this matchup.