Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 6/16/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Sparks (0-2) vs. Minnesota Lynx (3-1)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -8 -- Over/Under: 149 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, TWC SN / TWC D
The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks meet Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The Minnesota Lynx look to bounce back from their Sunday loss to the Phoenix Mercury. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 80 points on 43.2 percent shooting and are allowing 73.8 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Lindsay Whalen is averaging 15.8 points and 5.3 assists while Maya Moore is averaging 15.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is dishing 1.8 assists and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx have four double-digit scorers and are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc. However, the Lynx are coming off a loss in which they were 0-9 from three and allowed 81 points on the defensive end. Monica Wright is questionable with a calf injury.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look for their first win after an 0-2 start. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 57.5 points on 36.3 percent shooting and are allowing 73 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Alana Beard is averaging 15 points and 2.5 assists while Jantel Lavender is averaging 11 points and 10.5 rebounds. Erin Phillips is the third double-digit scorer and Jennifer Lacy is grabbing three rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost both games against the Seattle Storm and have scored no more than 61 points. The Sparks are shooting just 22.5 percent from deep. Needless to say, Candace Parker can’t return quick enough. Nnemkadi Ogwumike is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Lynx are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Sparks are 6-24 ATS in their last 30 home games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Lynx are 8-18 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Sparks are pretty much screwed without Parker and Ogwumike given what they've done in their first two games. The Lynx are in a different weight class and will be looking to bounce back after being embarrased on national TV. Give me Minnesota by double digits.