Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx - 6/24/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lynx vs. Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Friday June 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
the Line Lynx -1 -- Over/Under: 157.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, TWC SN / TWC D
The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx square off Friday night at the Target Center on NBATV.
The Los Angeles Sparks haven’t lost back-to-back games since September 9-11. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 85.4 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.9 points and 8.6 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 15.8 points and 4.5 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 25.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won six straight road games.
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The Minnesota Lynx look to build on their historic 13-0 start to the season. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 86.5 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 18.8 points and 4.8 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.3 points and 8.5 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 3.9 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 26 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won six straight home games.
The Sparks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 Friday games. The Lynx are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The Sparks are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Lynx just beat the Sparks in their house a couple of days ago and have now won seven of the last 10 meetings overall. I think it's fair to say that Minnesota has established itself as the best team in the WNBA. At home, with the line just one point, the Lynx are a steal in this spot.