Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/4/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Sparks (5-14) vs. Minnesota Lynx (15-4)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 2
The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks square off Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The Minnesota Lynx look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 78.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 70.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 21 points and 7.3 rebounds while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14 points and 6.3 rebounds. Lindsay Whalen is dishing 4.2 assists and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 9.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx have topped 80 points in five of their last seven games and are shooting 36.1 percent from downtown. The Lynx are 11-3 SU when scoring at least 75 points this season. The Lynx are 7-2 SU on the road and have won six of their last seven.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 71.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting and are allowing 76.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 20 points and nine rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 15.6 points and 4.2 assists. Nneka Ogwumike is dishing 2.5 assists and Jantel Lavender is grabbing nine rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks have topped 80 points in back-to-back games in which resulted in two straight road wins. Just like that, the Sparks find themselves back in the playoff hunt in the West. The Sparks are 3-6 SU on their home court and have split their last six.
The Lynx are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Sparks are 16-34-2 ATS in their last 52 home games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference. The Lynx are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
I know the Lynx and the small chalk looks tasty. However, this will be Parker's first home game of the season. Expect a packed house with a lot of energy. Also, the Sparks are playing with more pep in their step and know they can turn this thing around. Call me crazy, but I like the Sparks to win their third straight.