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Los Angeles Sparks vs. Las Vegas Aces - 8/1/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Las Vegas Aces at Los Angeles Sparks
Date & Time Thursday August 1, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -2 -- Over/Under: 156
TV Channel
ESPN2, NBA TV CANADA
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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 to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 81.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 37.7 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 15.4 points and 6.6 rebounds while Liz Cambage is averaging 15.2 points and eight rebounds. Kayla McBride is the third double-digit scorer and Dearica Hamby is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Las Vegas  Aces are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.4 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have won four of their last six road games.

The Los Angeles Sparks look for a statement win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 78.2 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.6 points and 9.4 rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 13.2 points and 5.5 assists. Chiney Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Riquna Williams is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won their last four home games.

The Aces are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 road games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sparks are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Aces are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Aces last 4 overall. The under is 36-15 in Sparks last 51 home games.

The Las Vegas Aces are the better team, but it's the Sparks that have had a ton of time off to get healthy and iron out some of their inconsistencies in practice. The Sparks have also won four straight at home and are holding teams under 40 percent shooting. The Aces are winning games at an impressive clip, but they're still struggling to cover numbers. In a near toss-up, I'll give the rested Sparks the edge at home.

Pick:
Los Angeles Sparks -2

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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