New York Liberty vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 7/22/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Sparks (3-12) vs. New York Liberty (11-5)
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday July 22, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks +1 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, TWC SN / TWC D, MSG
The New York Liberty and Los Angeles Sparks play Wednesday night at the Staples Center.
The New York Liberty look to build on their four-game winning streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 73.9 points on 41.5 percent shooting and are allowing 71.6 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.4 points and nine rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 12.7 points and 3.2 rebounds. Sugar Rodgers is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Tanisha Wright is dishing 3.6 assists. The New York Liberty are coming off a Tuesday win over the Storm in which they shot 48.6 percent from the field and got 30 points from Charles. The Liberty are 9-1 SU this season when scoring 70 or more points. The Liberty are 5-3 SU on the road which includes wins in four of their last five tries.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win after losing five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 71.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and are allowing 78.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 17.9 points and 10.5 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 17.6 points and 5.4 assists. Jantel Lavender is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Erin Phillips is dishing 3.2 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are coming off a Tuesday win over the Mercury in which they shot 48.2 percent from the field and got 19 points from Lavender. The Sparks have either won or lost by seven or less points in seven of their last nine games. All three of the Sparks wins this season have come on their home court.
The Liberty are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Sparks are 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest. The Liberty are 12-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Los Angeles and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
Back-to-back games, I usually favor the home team, especially when that team doesn't have to travel. But I also like the way the Sparks are playing, as they're starting to get a little pep in their step and know they can make a run if they can hold serve until Parker returns. Give me the Sparks in yet another victory.