Sparks vs. Sun
|Date & Time||Thursday July 13, 2017, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Sparks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 166
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The Connecticut Sun and Los Angeles Sparks meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Connecticut Sun look for another victory to build on their five-game winning streak. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 87.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 15.9 points and 11.8 rebounds while Jasmine Thomas is averaging 15 points and 5.2 assists. Alyssa Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Williams is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won six of their last seven road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 84.3 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.9 points and 7.3 rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 15.7 points and 4.2 assists. Candace Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Alana Beard is dishing 2.8 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.3 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won nine straight regular season home games.
The Sun are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 road games, 20-8-1 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 0 days rest and 36-16-2 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The Sparks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference, 7-19-2 ATS in their last 28 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sun are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Connecticut Sun are playing really good basketball right now, but they're on the end of a rare back-to-back and are playing a Sparks squad that's outscoring teams by 12 points at home. The Sparks also beat the Sun by eight points on the road last month and have won eight of the last 10 meetings overall. I'll eat the chalk with the rested home team here.