Seattle Storm (5-2) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (4-1)
|Date & Time||Thursday June 7, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -10 -- Over/Under: 163
The Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Seattle Storm look for a statement road victory to build on their solid 5-2 record. The Seattle Storm are averaging 91.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 84.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 22.3 points and 8.6 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 21.6 points and 5.1 rebounds. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 6.3 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 87.4 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won two of their last three road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to remain unbeaten at home while building on their 4-1 record. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 83 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 18.6 points and seven rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 17.8 points and seven assists. Odyssey Sims is the third double-digit scorer and Candace Parker is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks haven’t lost a home game since July 20.
The Storm are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. The Sparks are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 vs. Western Conference, 20-7 ATS in their last 27 home games and 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Storm are 7-15-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings in Los Angeles, 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the under is 37-13-4 in the last 54 meetings.
Those who have followed me all season so far know I just automatically pick the over in any game the Seattle Storm play. This club plays no defense but has been insane with its offense. The over has hit in six of the Storms last seven games overall and seven of their last nine road games. The Los Angeles Sparks are also first in the league in field goal percentage and are even scarier with Parker back on the court. Expect some fireworks in this game.