Minnesota Lynx (2-4) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (3-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday June 3, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -3 -- Over/Under: 158
LEAGUE PASS, SPECSN
The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Minnesota Lynx need a statement victory here to snap a rough three-game losing streak. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 79.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 17.3 points and two assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 16.5 points and 12.5 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have lost two of their last three road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for another win over their rival to build on their 3-1 record. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 84.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 20.3 points and 7.8 rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 assists. Odyssey Sims is the third double-digit scorer and Candace Parker is grabbing three rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.5 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks haven’t lost a home game since July 20.
The Lynx are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Sparks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Lynx are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
The Los Angeles Sparks have become one of the better home teams in the league and are well rested heading into this game. The Sparks also got Parker back finally, which gives them even more firepower. The Minnesota Lynx simply aren't playing good basketball right now, and while it's going to change eventually, I'm not trying to back them against the other elite team on the road. The Sparks already beat the Lynx this season and should be able to do so again on their home court.