Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 6/21/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sparks vs. Lynx
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday June 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line Sparks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 162 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, TWC SN / TWC D
The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks square off Tuesday afternoon at the Staples Center on NBATV.
The Minnesota Lynx have not lost a regular season game since September 11, a road game against the Storm. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 87.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 19.7 points and five assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.9 points and 8.3 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing four assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.8 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 25.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won seven straight road games.
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The Los Angeles Sparks have also not lost a regular season game since September 11, a road game against the Mercury. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 86.9 points on 49.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 17.6 points and 8.8 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.5 points and 4.4 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 25.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won eight straight home games.
The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sparks are 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 9-20 ATS in the last 29 meetings in Los Angeles.
This should be a fun game to watch between two championship caliber clubs that have combined for a 23-0 record to start to the season. Hard to find much seperation between these two teams at the moment. The difference for me is that this is a very early game and the Sparks are at home. So, I'm siding with Los Angeles and the small line.