Los Angeles Sparks vs. Washington Mystics - 5/20/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Mystics vs. Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Friday May 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, Monumental, TWC SN / TWC D
The Los Angeles Sparks and Washington Mystics clash Friday night at the Verizon Center.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for another win after beating the Seattle Storm opening day. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 96 points on 54.5 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 49 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 34 points and five rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 14 points and four assists. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Essence Carson is dishing three assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 10 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 24 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have split their last eight road games.
The Washington Mystics could use a win after a rough 0-2 start to the season. The Washington Mystics are averaging 76.5 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 87 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Tayler Hill is averaging 20 points and three assists while Emma Meesseman is averaging 12.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Bria Hartley is dishing four assists and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing six rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Mystics are allowing 25.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have lost three straight home games.
The Sparks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Mystics are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington.
The Mystics don't look good right now and playing a rested & loaded Sparks team that can fill it up offensively likely isn't going to help. I like the Sparks to get the big victory on the road.