Washington Mystics (11-6) vs. Los Angeles Sparks (12-7)
|Date & Time||Saturday July 7, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -7 -- Over/Under: 159
LEAGUE PASS, SPECSN, MONUMENTAL
The Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Washington Mystics look for a statement victory after winning five of their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 84.2 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 45 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 20.5 points and 6.6 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13.9 points and 4.1 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won four of their last six road games.
The Los Angeles Sparks could use a bounce back victory after losing four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 78.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 76.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 16.8 points and 6.6 rebounds while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.1 points and 1.9 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.1 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won five of their last six home games.
The Mystics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sparks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mystics are 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Los Angeles, 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Los Angeles Sparks are in awful form right now, but they're still a lights out covering team at home dating back to last season. Still, I'm not trying to back either one of these teams in this spot. Instead, I'll side with the over. The Mystics are averaging 84.2 points on the season and that total jumps to 89 points on the road. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 80.4 points in their last five games, and when these teams met a few weeks ago, they combined for 183 points. Expect some fireworks. Give me the over.