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Dallas Wings vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 6/22/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Sparks (9-2) vs. Dallas Wings (5-5)
Date & Time Friday June 22, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Dallas Wings +3.5 -- Over/Under: 160
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, FSSW-DAL+
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WNBA | Los Angeles Sparks (9-2) vs. Dallas Wings (5-5)
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Dallas Wings meet Friday in WNBA action at the College Park Center.

The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 79.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.4 points and 3.5 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.4 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won four of their last five road games.

The Dallas Wings look for a statement victory here in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Dallas Wings are averaging 82.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 40 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 21.4 points and 5.9 assists while Elizabeth Cambage is averaging 19.7 points and 10.4 rebounds. Karima Christmas-Kelly is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Kayla Thornton is dishing 1.7 assists. The Dallas Wings are shooting 28.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have won three of their last four home games.

The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 Friday games and 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Wings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 Friday games. The Sparks are 4-12 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Dallas, 8-23-2 ATS in the last 33 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

The home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between the Sparks and Wings, so there's value with the points here. However, the Sparks are starting to find their groove as of late, as they're allowing just 37.2 percent shooting and outscoring teams by 13 points in their last five games. The Wings continue to struggle defensively and can't play this back and forth style against the better teams in the league. I'll take the better team and the reasonable chalk. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Sparks -3.5

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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