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Chicago Sky vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 6/17/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Sparks (7-2) vs. Chicago Sky (3-6)
Date & Time Sunday June 17, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Chicago Sky +11.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5
TV Channel
NBA TV, THE U TOO, SPECSN
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WNBA | Los Angeles Sparks (7-2) vs. Chicago Sky (3-6)
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Chicago Sky meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.

The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 80.4 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 16.7 points and six rebounds while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.7 points and 2.3 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.4 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won three of their last four road games.

The Chicago Sky need a feel good victory here after losing six of their last seven games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 78.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 87.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 16.1 points and 2.7 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Cheyenne Parker is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last four home games.

The Sparks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 22-8 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Sky are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sparks are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Chicago, 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Chicago.

The Chicago Sky have given us no reason to back them this season, especially lately where they're being otuscored by almost 12 points and allowing 52.6 percent shooting in their last five games. The Los Angeles Sparks are by far the better team here and are averaging 88.8 points on the road this season. However, I still can't bring myself to lay this much chalk with a team on the road. The Sky are capable of hanging within this number. 

Pick:
Chicago Sky +11.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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