Los Angeles Sparks vs. Washington Mystics - 7/22/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mystics vs. Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line Mystics +8 -- Over/Under: 158 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, Monumental, TWC SN / TWC D
The Los Angeles Sparks and Washington Mystics meet Friday night at the Verizon Center.
The Los Angeles Sparks hope to avoid three straight losses for the first time this season. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 85.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.4 points and nine rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.3 points and five assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Washington Mystics are desperate for a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Washington Mystics are averaging 79.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 82.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Emma Meesseman is averaging 15.7 points and 5.7 rebounds while Tayler Hill is averaging 14.7 points and 2.9 assists. Ivory Latta is dishing 1.9 assists and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mystics are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have split their last eight home games.
The Sparks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Mystics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sparks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Washington.
The Sparks have beaten the Mystics in seven of the last 10 meetings and are catching Washington in brutal form as it's lost six straight overall. This line is a tad high, but Washington and its curren play leaves me no choice but to side with the Sparks.