Las Vegas Aces (6-11) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (11-5)
|Date & Time||Sunday July 1, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -12.5 -- Over/Under: 162.5
LEAGUE PASS, SPECSN
The Las Vegas Aces and Los Angeles Sparks meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Las Vegas Aces look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 81.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 85.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 20.7 points and 8.9 rebounds while Kayla McBride is averaging 18.3 points and 2.4 assists. Kelsey Plum is dishing 3.4 assists and Tamera Young is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have split their last six road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to get back on track after losing three of their last five games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 79.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.2 points and 7.4 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.8 points and 4.1 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.1 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won five straight home games.
The Aces are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Sparks are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 18-6 ATS in their last 24 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Aces are 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles, 11-4-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Los Angeles Sparks are a much better team at home where they've also been a covering machine dating back to last season. However, the Las Vegas Aces just beat the Sparks by 16 points on Friday and held them to 39.7 percent shooting. Las Vegas is supposed to be a poor defensive side. I'm not sure how you lay double-digit chalk just because this game is at the Staples Center, and Nneka Ogwumike is still out with a back injury. Give me the points.