Las Vegas Aces at Los Angeles Sparks
|Date & Time||Thursday June 27, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles, California
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks +1.5 -- Over/Under: 157.5
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The Las Vegas Aces and Los Angeles Sparks meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Las Vegas Aces look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 80.9 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 37.7 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 15.4 points and 7.7 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 15.2 points and 4.7 rebounds. Liz Cambage is the third double-digit scorer and Dearica Hamby is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 28.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have split their last four road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 75.4 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 81.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Maria Vadeeva is averaging 24 points and five rebounds while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 14 points and 9.5 rebounds. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Chiney Ogwumike is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost two of their last three home games.
The Aces are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games, 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Sparks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Aces are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles and the under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The under is 36-15 in Sparks last 51 home games. The under is 6-2 in Aces last 8 overall.
It's probably only a matter of time before the Los Angeles Sparks turn things around, but I'm tired of waiting and can't just assume the turnaround starts here. The Sparks are being outscored by an average of 10 points in their last five games and have had some of their worst results at home. The Las Vegas Aces are starting to come into their own, and they're allowing just 37 percent shooting in their last five games. Based on the Aces being the most talented team in the league and the Sparks struggles, I'll lay the bucket with Las Vegas, even if it's on the road.