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Connecticut Sun vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 6/6/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Sparks at Connecticut Sun
Date & Time Thursday June 6, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, Connecticut
The Line
The Line: Connecticut Sun -6 -- Over/Under: 158
TV Channel
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Connecticut Sun meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Los Angeles Sparks look for their third straight win to build on their 2-1 start to the season. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 75 points on 36.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 37.3 percent shooting. Maria Vadeeva is averaging 24 points and five rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 17.7 points and four assists. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Chiney Ogwumike is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 28.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost five of their last six road games.

The Connecticut Sun look for their third home victory of the season to build on their solid 3-1 start. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 80.5 points on 38.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 16.8 points and 14.3 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 13 points and 3.8 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is grabbing seven rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 25.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won each of their last nine home games.

The Sparks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Sun are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Sparks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Sun last 5 home games. The under is 49-23 in Sparks last 72 overall.

Both of these teams have been solid defensively to start the season, but there's potential fireworks on the offensive side that we haven't seen yet. These clubs won't be shooting under 40 percent from the field for much longer. Overs are also a very popular trend whenever the Connecticut Sun play. In two home games this season, Connecticut is averaging 86 points on 44.5 percent shooting from the field and 38.1 percent shooting from deep. This line feels a tad bit too low. Give me the over.

Pick:
Over 158

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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