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Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/20/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Lynx at Los Angeles Sparks
Date & Time Tuesday August 20, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 153
TV Channel
NBA TV, SPECTRUM SPORTSNET, NBA TV CANADA
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The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.

The Minnesota Lynx could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Odyssey Sims is averaging 14.3 points and 5.5 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13.9 points and 9.4 rebounds. Napheesa Collier is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing 3.8 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 78.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 78.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 17 points and 9.4 rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 14.4 points and 5.8 assists. Riquna Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Chiney Ogwumike is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 85.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won each of their last eight home games.

The Lynx are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Sparks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 23-8-1 ATS in their last 32 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Lynx are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-0 in Sparks last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Lynx last 4 overall.

The Minnesota Lynx continue to be hit or miss and it's hard to get a proper feel on them and which team is going to show up. The Los Angeles Sparks are winning at home by an average of 5.5 points and have played enjoyed their best stretch of the season as they're finally getting healthy. This is a rivalry game and if the Sparks have a chance to blow the doors off, you better believe they'll try to do so. I'd love the line to drop a bit, but I have more trust in the Sparks at home than I do the Lynx overall. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Sparks -6.5

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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