Seattle Storm vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/11/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Sparks (7-15) vs. Seattle Storm (5-17)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday August 11, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -12.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, TWC SN / TWC D
The Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks square off Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
The Seattle Storm need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Seattle Storm are averaging 69.9 points on 43.1 percent shooting and are allowing 76.9 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Crystal Langhorne is averaging 11.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while Sue Bird is averaging 10.2 points and 5.6 assists. Jewell Loyd is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Alysha Clark is dishing 1.4 assists. The Seattle Storm have allowed 78 or more points in four of their last five games and are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep on the season. The Storm are 0-12 SU when allowing 75 or more points. The Storm are 1-12 SU on the road and have lost 10 straight.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 72.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and are allowing 75 points on 42.5 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 of their last five games and are shooting 31.3 percent shooting from deep on the season. The Sparks are 6-4 SU when scoring at least 75 points. The Sparks are 5-6 SU on their home court and have won three of their last four.
The Storm are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games following a ATS loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 home games. The Storm are 5-13-1 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Storm have beaten the Sparks in all three meetings this season. And while Los Angeles is a better team with Parker on the court, it's not like they're blowing teams out of the water. Considering the Storm have won all three meetings, I find it hard to turn down these points.