Liberty vs. Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday May 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Liberty +3.5 -- Over/Under: 156 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Sparks and New York Liberty meet Tuesday in WNBA action at Madison Square Garden on ESPN2.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for their first road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 85 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 81.2 points on 50 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 21.3 points and 4.5 rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 17.8 points and 3.8 assists. Candace Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 4.5 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 45.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost five of their last seven road games.
The New York Liberty could use a nice home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The New York Liberty are averaging 73.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17 points and 8.5 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 14.5 points and 3.5 assists. Sugar Rodgers is the third double-digit scorer and Brittany Boyd is grabbing four rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have split their last eight home games.
The Sparks are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Liberty are 6-22 ATS in their last 28 home games, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in New York and 23-9 in the last 32 meetings.
The Sparks have had their way with the Liberty in recent meetings, but they haven't been very good on the road this season and are struggling on the defensive end. The Liberty have held their own at home this season and continue to be a sharp defensive team that plays physical and hangs around. The value is with New York and the points here, as I think the Liberty can win outright, especially if the Sparks continue to have a hard time on the defensive side.