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Los Angeles Sparks vs. Washington Mystics - 6/18/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Mystics at Los Angeles Sparks
Date & Time Tuesday June 18, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -2 -- Over/Under: 165.5
TV Channel
CBS SPORTS NETWORK, SPECTRUM SPORTSNET, MONUMENTAL
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The Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.

The Washington Mystics could use a victory to snap a string of back-to-back losses. The Washington Mystics are averaging 84.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds while Emma Meesseman is averaging 13.3 points and 2.3 assists. Aerial Powers is the third double-digit scorer and Natasha Cloud is dishing 5.9 assists. The Washington Mystics are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 84.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have lost two of their last three road games.

The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 81.1 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 80.9 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Maria Vadeeva is averaging 24 points and five rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 16.7 points and 5.3 assists. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Chiney Ogwumike is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 85.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have split their last two home games.

The Mystics are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 13-6 ATS in their last 19 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Sparks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Mystics are 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Mystics last 5 road games. The under is 40-18 in Sparks last 58 home games.

The Washington Mystics have won the last three meetings against the Sparks, but they enter this game on back-to-back losses where the offense has kind of taken a step back. The Mystics have also lost two of their three road games this season. The Sparks have more than held their own when you consider five of their first seven games have been on the road, and they're usually one of the more consistent teams at home. The Sparks have the offensive firepower to hang with the Mystics and should have the edge being at home. I'll lay the bucket. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Sparks -2

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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