Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 9/20/15 West Semifinals Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Sparks (0-1) vs. Minnesota Lynx (1-0)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -2 -- Over/Under: 145.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks play game two of their playoff series at the Staples Center.
The Minnesota Lynx look to advance to the next round with a victory here. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 75.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 33 points and five rebounds while Seimone Augustus is averaging 17 points and four assists. Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing six rebounds and Sylvia Fowles is dishing four assists. The Minnesota Lynx have allowed 67 or less points in four of their last six games and are 13-0 SU when allowing less than 70 points. The Lynx shot 45 percent from the field in their game one victory. The Lynx are 9-8 SU on the road and have lost three straight.
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The Los Angeles Sparks need a win here to force a game three on Tuesday. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 73.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 16 points and nine rebounds while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 14 points and four rebounds. Kristi Toliver is dishing three assists and Jantel Lavender is grabbing seven rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks have been held under 70 points in five of their last seven games and are 1-14 SU when that’s the case this season. The Sparks shot 43.3 percent from the field in their game one loss. The Sparks are 9-8 SU on their home court and have won four of their last five.
The Lynx are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Sparks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 Sunday games. The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
I sad that I thought this series was going to go the distance, which is why I'm siding with the Sparks here. Los Angeles has been solid at home as of late and has a player in Parker who can takeover a game. Give me the Sparks to send this back to Minny.