Seattle Storm at Los Angeles Sparks
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks meet Sunday in the second round of the WNBA playoffs at the Staples Center.
The Seattle Storm look for another playoff win after beating the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday. The Seattle Storm are averaging 75.1 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 18.1 points and 8.2 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 12.3 points and two assists. Jordin Canada is dishing 5.2 assists and Alysha Clark is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost five of their last eight road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks haven’t played in a week and have won seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 80.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.1 points and 8.8 rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 14.5 points and 5.9 assists. Riquna Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Candace Parker is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks haven’t lost a home game since June 18.
The Storm are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sparks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games. The Storm are 8-17-1 ATS in the last 26 meetings in Los Angeles and 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The under is 38-14 in Sparks last 52 home games. The under is 14-6-1 in Storm last 21 road games.
The only reason to worry about the Los Angeles Sparks in this game is potential rust from not playing in a week. The Sparks are playing their best ball of the season with wins in seven of their last nine, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 10.2 points while allowing 37.8 percent shooting. The Sparks win at home by an average of 9.9 points, while the Storm lose on the road by an average of 3.3 points. The Sparks beat the Storm by 34 points last week and have won three of the last four meetings overall, winning those games by an average of 14.6 points. I'll eat the chalk here.