Los Angeles Sparks vs. Connecticut Sun - 7/15/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sun vs. Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line Sun +11 -- Over/Under: 157.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Los Angeles Sparks and Connecticut Sun square off Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to build on their impressive eight-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 85.6 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.1 points and 8.5 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.7 points and five assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Essence Carson is dishing two assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks are 8-0 this season on the road.
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The Connecticut Sun look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 80.4 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 85 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 14.2 points and 2.5 assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 10.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is dishing 4.8 assists and Camille Little is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost seven of their last 10 home games.
The Sparks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sun are 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Sparks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Connecticut and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The last five meetings between these two teams have either resulted in a Sun win or a single-digit Sparks victory. That includes a close contest about a month ago. The Sparks are by far the best team in the WNBA, but this is a lot of points to pass up with the home team.