Los Angeles Sparks vs. Seattle Storm - 8/26/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Storm vs. Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Friday August 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Storm +8.5 --- Over/Under: 157.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, JoeTV, Spectrum SN /Spectrum D
The Los Angeles Sparks and Seattle Storm square off Friday night at the Key Arena on NBATV.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 85.9 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.6 points and 9.2 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.4 points and 5.1 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Seattle Storm could use a win after losing 10 of their last 16 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 80 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 81.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 19.2 points and 9.3 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.5 points and three assists. Sue Bird is the third double-digit scorer and Crystal Langhorne is grabbing five rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Storm are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have split their last 10 home games.
The Sparks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 Friday games. The Storm are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win. The Sparks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Storm ended the first half strong and still have their eyes on a possible playoff spot. Also, Seattle has beaten Los Angeles in four of the last five meetings. So, while the Sparks are far and away the better team, there's value with the Storm and the points here.