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Los Angeles Sparks vs. San Antonio Stars - 9/1/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Stars vs. Sparks

WNBA Basketball: Thursday September 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm (AT&T Center)

The Line: Stars +12 -- Over/Under: 154.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: League Pass, FSSW, TWC SN /TWC D

The Los Angeles Sparks and San Antonio Stars play late Thursday night at the AT&T Center.

The Los Angeles Sparks could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 84.6 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.7 points and 9.1 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.4 points and 5.2 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have split their last eight road games.

Los Angeles Sparks vs. San Antonio Stars - 9/1/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Antonio Stars could also use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 72.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 80.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 17.1 points and 1.9 assists while Moriah Jefferson is averaging 12.3 points and 2.2 rebounds. Dearica Hamby is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Monique Currie is dishing 1.9 assists. The San Antonio Stars are shooting 30.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Stars are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Stars have lost three straight home games.

The Sparks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Stars are 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 home games and 17-6-3 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games. The Sparks are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings in San Antonio and 2-7-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.

The Sparks have beaten the Stars in five straight meetings and four of those contests were decided by seven or more points. While the Sparks are struggling right now and a lot of that has to do with being on the road for so long, the Stars are god awful and get waxed nightly. So, I'll lay the chalk even though you guys know I hate big numbers.

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Los Angeles Sparks -12

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