New York Liberty (4-7) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (9-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday June 24, 2018, 5:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5
LEAGUE PASS, SPECSN, MSG+
The New York Liberty and Los Angeles Sparks meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The New York Liberty could use a victory here after losing five of their last seven games. The New York Liberty are averaging 78 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 81.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 20.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 12.3 points and 1.8 assists. Shavonte Zellous is grabbing 2.9 rebounds and Bria Hartley is dishing 4.3 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost three of their last four road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 79.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.6 points and 7.2 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 15.6 points and 3.8 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.5 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won five of their last six home games.
The Liberty are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sparks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 17-5 ATS in their last 22 home games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Liberty are 13-4 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Los Angeles, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 24-11 in the last 35 meetings.
The New York Liberty just can't put together a complete game this season, and the offense is shooting just 39.5 percent from the field on the road. The Los Angeles Sparks have been a SU and ATS machine at home dating back to last season, and they'll be eager for a rebound performance after getting their head bashed in against the Dallas Wings. The home team has also won four of the last five meetings between these two clubs and none of those wins were close. Give me the Sparks by double digits.