Washington Mystics vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 9/3/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Sparks (12-18) vs. Washington Mystics (16-13)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday September 3, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, TWC SN / TWC D
The Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks play Thursday night at the Staples Center.
The Washington Mystics need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 74.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Ivory Latta is averaging 12.6 points and two rebounds while Stefanie Dolson is averaging 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is dishing 2.2 assists. The Washington Mystics are coming off a Wednesday loss to the Phoenix Mercury in which they scored just 53 points. A win here all but clinches a playoff spot for the Mystics. The Mystics are 6-8 SU on the road and have lost three straight.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 73.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 18.5 points and 10.1 rebounds while Jantel Lavender is averaging 14.7 points and 8.4 rebounds. Kristi Toliver is dishing four assists and Ana Dabovic is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks have found ways to win despite scoring less than 70 points in three of their last six games. A win here can all but clinch a playoff spot for the Sparks. The Sparks are 7-8 SU on their home court and have won four of their last six.
The Mystics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Sparks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 home games. The Mystics are 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Mystics have shown a clear weakness on the road and now play a rested LA team that can get that much closer to clinching a playoff spot with a victory. Give me the Sparks and the reasonable chalk.