Los Angeles Sparks (14-10) vs. Chicago Sky (8-16)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 22, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Sky +4 -- Over/Under: 166.5
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Chicago Sky meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks could use a feel good victory here after losing five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 79.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.5 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 17.9 points and 4.7 assists while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.1 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost four of their last six road games.
The Chicago Sky could also use a feel good victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 82.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 90 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 16.4 points and 2.5 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Cheyenne Parker is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last eight home games.
The Sparks are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games, 17-7 ATS in their last 24 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Sky are 10-21 ATS in their last 31 home games, 3-12 ATS in their last 15 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sparks are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Chicago, 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Sparks will be without two of their better players in Nneka Ogwumike and Alana Beard, bu tthere's still enough on this roster to beat the Chicago Sky. The Sparks have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Sky, and Chicago has been a nice team to fade this season. The Sparks also have a lot of experience this season playing without Ogwumike, so the loss shouldn't be that big of a deal. Give me the much better team and the small chalk.