Dallas Wings (11-8) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (13-8)
|Date & Time||Thursday July 12, 2018, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -7 -- Over/Under: 163.5
LEAGUE PASS, SPECSN
The Dallas Wings and Los Angeles Sparks meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Dallas Wings look for a statement victory after winning five of their last six games. The Dallas Wings are averaging 87.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 81.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Elizabeth Cambage is averaging 20.1 points and 9.6 rebounds while Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 19.3 points and 6.2 assists. Allisha Gray is dishing 1.8 assists and Azura Stevens is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have split their last eight road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for a victory here after losing five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 78.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 76.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.4 points and 4.4 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.1 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won six of their last eight home games.
The Wings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Sparks are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 home games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Wings are 12-4-2 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Los Angeles, 25-8-2 ATS in the last 35 meetings and the over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The Dallas Wings have caught fire over the last couple of weeks, as they're averaging 93.6 points and outscoring teams by 17 points in their last five games. However, four of those five games were at home, and the Wings are a different team on the road where they're allowing 85 points and being outscored by 0.3 points. The Los Angeles Sparks are in poor form overall, but they're a covering machine at home and are outscoring clubs by 6.5 points. Instead of playing with this tricky number, I'm backing the over. The Wings play in a ton of overs due to their style and these clubs combined for 170 points when they met a couple of weeks ago. It's usually a very high scoring game when these teams meet. Give me the over.