Seattle Storm at Los Angeles Sparks
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 9:00 PM (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -6 -- Over/Under: 152.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Seattle Storm look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 74.9 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 18.1 points and 8.3 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 12.1 points and 2.1 assists. Jordin Canada is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost four of their last six road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 79.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.3 points and nine rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 14.6 points and 5.8 assists. Riquna Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Candace Parker is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won their last 12 home games.
The Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 12-4 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sparks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games, 10-22-1 ATS in their last 33 Thursday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Storm are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings and the under is 38-12-3 in the last 53 meetings. The under is 38-14 in Sparks last 52 home games. The under is 13-5-1 in Storm last 19 road games.
The home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings, and that includes a eight-point win for the Sparks about a month ago as 4.5-point favorites. The Los Angeles Sparks have won 12 straight at home and are winning those games this season by an average of 8.3 points while allowing just 39 percent shooting. The Seattle Storm have had issues these last couple of weeks and play their worst on the road. I have to eat the reasonable chalk with the Sparks, who have been a machine at home lately.