Chicago Sky vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/16/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Sparks (7-16) vs. Chicago Sky (15-10)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 16, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 162 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, TWC SN / TWC D, The U Too
The Chicago Sky and Los Angeles Sparks meet Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center.
The Chicago Sky look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 83.7 point on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 80.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 24.2 points and 8.8 rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 15.2 points and four rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 5.9 assists and Jessica Breland is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Chicago Sky have allowed 80-plus points in five of their last eight games and are 6-8 SU when allowing 80 or more points overall. The Sky are 5-7 SU on the road and have lost four of their last six. This matchup ends a three-game road trip for the Sky.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 72.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.1 points and 7.6 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 15.7 points and 10 rebounds. v is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and Kristi Toliver is dishing 4.2 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks have scored 77 or more points in five of their last six games and are shooting 31 percent from deep on the season. The Sparks have won six of their last nine when scoring 75 or more points. The Sparks are 5-7 SU on their home court and have split their last six. Alana Beard is questionable with a quad injury.
The Sky are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 vs. Western Conference. The Sparks are 15-34-2 ATS in their last 51 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference. The Sky are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Sparks won their last meeting against the Sky and won four of the last six games overall. The Sky have been very poor defensively and Delle Donne has been banged up as of late. I'm going to side with the Sparks on this one.