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Connecticut Sun vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/19/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Sparks (19-14) vs. Connecticut Sun (20-13)
Date & Time Sunday August 19, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Connecticut Sun -4 -- Over/Under: 160
TV Channel
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WNBA | Los Angeles Sparks (19-14) vs. Connecticut Sun (20-13)
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Connecticut Sun meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Los Angeles Sparks look of a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 78.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 18 points and 4.8 assists while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 15.7 points and 6.9 rebounds. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 2.9 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost three straight road games.

The Connecticut Sun look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 87.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 81.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Chiney Ogwumike is averaging 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 12.6 points and three assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Jonquel Jones is dishing 1.5 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won six straight home games.

The Sparks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Sun are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Connecticut Sun are playing the way they started the season, winning eight of their last nine, covering those games as well and outscoring teams by 8.4 points in their last five games. The Los Angeles Sparks are kind of on cruise control with the playoffs around the corner and have had defensive issues on the road all season. The Sun and the resonable chalk seems to be the play here.

Pick:
Connecticut Sun -4

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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