Los Angeles Sparks vs. Connecticut Sun - 5/26/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sun vs. Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Thursday May 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: Sun +7 -- Over/Under: 162 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Los Angeles Sparks and Connecticut Sun square off Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to keep rolling after an impressive 4-0 start to the season. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 91.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 71.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 20.5 points and four assists while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.8 points and 8.3 rebounds. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Ana Dabovic is dishing 2.5 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 23.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won six of their last nine road games.
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The Connecticut Sun hope to get back to a .500 record after a 1-2 start to the season. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 72.7 points on 36.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Camille Little is averaging 12 points and 3.5 rebounds while Alex Bentley is averaging 10.3 points and 2.7 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 26.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost five of their last six home games.
The Sparks are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Sun are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Sparks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Connecticut.
It may be time to stop betting against the Sparks, as they're downright rolling right now and haven't shown any signs of slowing down. The Sun are hit or miss, have struggled recently at home and don't shoot a high enough percentage to hang with this hot Los Angeles team. I'll take the Sparks and the chalk.