Connecticut Sun vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 6/26/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sparks vs. Sun
WNBA Basketball: Sunday June 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line Sparks -15.5 -- Over/Under: 162.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, TWC SN / TWC D, WTIC
The Connecticut Sun and Los Angeles Sparks square off Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center on NBATV.
The Connecticut Sun are desperate for a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 80.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 87.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 13.5 points and 2.3 assists while Jasmine Thomas is averaging 11.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. Kelsey Bone is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is grabbing five rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 29 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost four straight road games.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look to build on their impressive 12-1 start to the season. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 86.1 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 17.2 points and 8.6 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 15.7 points and 4.5 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 25.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won 11 of their last 14 home games.
The Sun are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Sparks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 16-36-1 ATS in their last 53 home games. The Sun are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
This is a ton of points to lay, and you guys know I hate big spreads. These clubs played last month and the Sparks won by just five points. Also, the Sun have beaten the Sparks in two of the last three meetings. This is also a letdown spot with the Sparks ending the Lynx's undefeated record.
Give me the points.