San Antonio Stars vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 6/2/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sparks vs. Stars
WNBA Basketball: Thursday June 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Sparks -16.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, FSSW
The San Antonio Stars and Los Angeles Sparks clash late Thursday night at the Staples Center.
The San Antonio Stars could use another win after a rough 1-3 start to the season. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 71.8 points on 38.3 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 19 points and 2.5 assists while Dearica Hamby is averaging 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Moriah Jefferson is dishing 4.3 assists and Kayla Alexander is grabbing five rebounds. The San Antonio Stars are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Stars are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Stars have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The Los Angeles Sparks hope to keep rolling after an impressive 5-0 start to the season. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 88.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 20.8 points and four assists while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 15.6 points and 8.8 rebounds. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Ana Dabovic is dishing two assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 22.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won four straight home games.
The Stars are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 17-6-3 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games. The Sparks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 home games. The Stars are 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
We know that the Stars aren't a good basketball team and the Sparks are up there with the Lynx as one of the top teams in the league. However, this line is a little nuts. It's not often you see spreads this high in this league. While the Sparks should win this game quite easily, I'm not laying this much chalk. I'll take a chance with all these points.