Los Angeles Sparks vs. Seattle Storm - 9/11/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Storm vs. Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Storm +2.5 -- Over/Under: 1605. See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, JoeTV, TWC SN /TWC D
The Los Angeles Sparks and Seattle Storm square off early Sunday night at the Key Arena on NBATV.
The Los Angeles Sparks could use some consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 83.9 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.6 points and nine rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 15.8 points and 5.1 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have split their last eight road games.
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The Seattle Storm look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 81.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 80.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 18.4 points and 9.3 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 17.1 points and 3.4 assists. Sue Bird is the third double-digit scorer and Crystal Langhorne is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Storm are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won four of their last five home games.
The Sparks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sparks are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Seattle is one of those teams fighting for a playoff spot, and it's actually beaten the Sparks in five of the last six meetings. Add in the Sparks recent struggles on the road and you have to like the Storm at home considering what they're playing for right now.