Los Angeles Sparks vs. Connecticut Sun - 6/26/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Connecticut Sun (6-1) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (0-5)
WNBA Basketball: Friday, June 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: Connecticut Sun -8 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access
The Los Angeles Sparks and Connecticut Sun meet Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks are still looking for their first win after a tough 0-5 start. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 63 points on 41 percent shooting and are allowing 74.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jantel Lavender is averaging 13.8 points and 10.6 rebounds while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 11 points and five assists. Temeka Johnson is dishing seven assists and Jennifer Lacy is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks continue to stink defensively, which includes allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and a combined 160 points in their last two games. Of course, injuries aren’t helping as Candace Parker and Alana Beard remain out. Kristi Toliver is questionable due to personal reasons.
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The Connecticut Sun look to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 76.7 points on 42 percent shooting and are allowing 68 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 15.7 points and 3.1 rebounds while Kelsey Bone is averaging 14.9 points and 6.7 rebounds. Alyssa Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Jasmine Thomas is dishing 3.3 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and have scored no less than 76 points in their last four games. The Sun are also first in total defense. The Sun’s only loss this season came at home on opening day.
The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Sun are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Connecticut and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Sun have covered 13 of their last 16 games, and the Sparks are playing horrible ball on top of being injuried. I look for Connecticut to win by double digits.