San Antonio Stars vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/30/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Sparks (11-18) vs. San Antonio Stars (7-22)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -11.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3, TWC SN / TWC D
The San Antonio Stars and Los Angeles Sparks square off Sunday night at the Staples Center.
The San Antonio Stars need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 69.5 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 14.5 points and 3.1 rebounds while Jia Perkins is averaging 13.5 points and 2.6 rebounds. Sophia Young-Malcolm is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing five assists. The San Antonio Stars are just playing spoiler at this point after being eliminated from playoff contention. The Stars are 0-14 SU on the road and play their sixth road game in the month of August. The Stars have won once since July 31st.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 73.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 18.5 points and 10.1 rebounds while Jantel Lavender is averaging 14.7 points and 8.4 rebounds. Kristi Toliver is dishing four assists and Ana Dabovic is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks have scored 76 or more points in five of their last seven games and have won four straight when scoring at least 70 points. The Sparks are 6-8 SU on their home court and have split their last eight. Nnemkadi Ogwumike is questionable with a concussion.
The Stars are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.. The Sparks are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Stars are 1-4-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Sparks just crushed the Stars a week ago, but I hate heavy chalk. If forced to pick this game, I'm siding with the over on the low total, as the Sparks should have a field day scoring wise in this matchup.