Los Angeles Sparks vs. Chicago Sky - 7/31/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Sky (11-7) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (3-14)
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 31, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: Chicago Sky -6 -- Over/Under: 160.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, The U Too
The Los Angeles Sparks and Chicago Sky square off Friday night at the Allstate Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 70.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting and are allowing 76.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kristi Toliver is averaging 16.5 points and 4.6 assists while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.2 points and 9.4 rebounds. Jantel Lavender is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Candace Parker is dishing nine assists. The Los Angeles Sparks have Parker back in the lineup, but clearly have a lot of work to do. The Sparks have scored 72 or less points in six of their last seven games and are shooting just 31.8 percent from downtown. The Sparks are 0-8 SU on the road this season. Erin Phillips is questionable with a leg injury.
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The Chicago Sky look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 85.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 81 points on 43 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 24.9 points and 9.6 rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 15.9 points and 3.9 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 5.1 assists and Jessica Breland is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Chicago Sky have scored 80-plus points in four straight games and are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc. The Sky are 11-3 SU this season when scoring 75 or more points. The Sky are 7-1 SU on their home court, which includes five straight victories.
The Sparks are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sky are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-18 ATS in their last 23 vs. Western Conference. The Sparks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
Even with Parker on the court, the Sparks have been horrible on the road this season and simply still don't have the firepower to keep up with Chicago for four quarters. The Sky are a title contender, while the Sparks are still trying to find their footing with moving parts. Take the home team and the reasonable chalk.