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Las Vegas Aces vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 7/15/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Sparks (13-9) vs. Las Vegas Aces (10-12)
Date & Time Sunday July 15, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Las Vegas Aces +4 -- Over/Under: 162
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, AT&T SPORTSNET - ROCKY MOUNTAIN, SPECSN
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WNBA | Los Angeles Sparks (13-9) vs. Las Vegas Aces (10-12)
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Las Vegas Aces meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.

The Los Angeles Sparks need a bounce back victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 78.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.7 points and 4.3 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.1 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost four of their last five road games.

The Las Vegas Aces look to keep the ball rolling while building on their four-game winning streak. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 82.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 84.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.1 points and 8.8 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 19.2 points and 3.1 assists. Tamera Young is the third double-digit scorer and Kelsey Plum is dishing 3.7 assists. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have won three straight home games.

The Sparks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Aces are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. Western Conference and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The Sparks are 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Las Vegas, 5-11-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings and the under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.

I said before the game against the Lynx Friday night that the Las Vegas Aces are growing on me and are becoming a young squad that's confident and nothing to play with. Well, the Aces won that game outright on the road against a title contender despite being a 10-point underdog. Las Vegas also already has win over Los Angeles this season, and the home team has won five of the last six meetings between these clubs. Not to mention the Los Angeles Sparks are in awful form at the moment, which includes giving up 81.2 points and being outscored by 6.8 points in their last five games. Getting points with Las Vegas feels like a gift.

Pick:
Las Vegas Aces +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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