Los Angeles Sparks vs. Connecticut Sun - 8/25/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Connecticut Sun at Los Angeles Sparks
Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -2 -- Over/Under: 158
TV: NBA TV, SPECTRUM SPORTSNET, NESN+, NBA TV CANADA
The Connecticut Sun and Los Angeles Sparks meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Connecticut Sun look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 79 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 43 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 14.8 points and 10.3 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 12 points and 3.4 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is dishing 3.1 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost six of their last nine road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 79.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.7 points and 9.3 rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 14.3 points and 5.6 assists. Riquna Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Chiney Ogwumike is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won their last 10 home games.
The Sun are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Sparks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles. The over is 6-1 in Sparks last 7 overall. The under is 8-3 in Sun last 11 vs. Western Conference.
The Connecticut Sun aren't the same team on the road as they are at home, as they lose by an average of 4.7 points and shoot 38.5 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Sparks have been one of the better teams in the league over the last month and win at home by an average of 7.9 points. Only having to lay a bucket here feels like a steal.