San Antonio Stars vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 9/16/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sparks vs. Stars
WNBA Basketball: Friday September 16, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Sparks -12.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, TWC SN /TWC D
The San Antonio Stars and Los Angeles Sparks square off Friday night at the Staples Center on NBATV.
The San Antonio Stars look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 72.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allowing 80.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Moriah Jefferson is averaging 13.7 points and and 4.1 assists while Monique Currie is averaging 10.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Dearica Hamby is grabbing 5.1 rebounds and Sydney Colson is dishing 2.6 assists. The San Antonio Stars are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Stars are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Stars have lost six of their last eight road games.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look for some consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 83.3 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.8 points and nine rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 15.7 points and five assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Sparks are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won six of their last eight home games.
The Stars are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 Friday games. The Sparks are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Stars are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Sparks continue to sleepwalk down the stretch and don't have much to play for being locked into the second seed. The Stars have also been a covering machine against the Sparks due to these massive lines they get when they meet. I have to side with the truckload of points here.