Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/9/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Lynx (15-6) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (7-14)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -5 -- Over/Under: 151.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FS North, TWC SN / TWC D
The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx meet Sunday night at the Target Center.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 73 points on 44.8 percent shooting and are allowing 75.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 17.6 points and 10.4 rebounds while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16 points and 7.9 rebounds. Kristi Toliver is dishing four assists and Jantel Lavender is grabbing nine rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks have scored 80 or more points in four straight games and look like a different team with Parker on the court. The Sparks are 6-2 SU when scoring 80 or more points. The Sparks are 2-8 SU on the road but have won their last two.
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The Minnesota Lynx look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and are allowing 71.1 points on 41 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 20.4 points and 7.1 rebounds while Lindsay Whalen is averaging 12.4 points and 4.1 assists. Sylvia Fowles is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Rebekkah Brunson is dishing 1.7 assists. The Minnesota Lynx have topped 80 points in five of their last nine games and are shooting 34.5 percent from deep on the season. The Lynx are currently on a two-game losing streak, their first of the season. The Lynx are 8-2 SU on their home court and have won six of their last seven.
The Sparks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games following a ATS loss. The Sparks are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota.
I love the Sparks confidence right now, and they're clearly a playoff caliber team with Parker back. However, the Lynx are in a different class, especially at home. After all, we're talking about a Minnesota team that has beaten LA in five of the last seven meetings. Take the Lynx for the W and cover.