Los Angeles Sparks at Minnesota Lynx
|Date & Time||Saturday June 8, 2019, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -2 -- Over/Under: 149
The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Target Center.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for their second road win of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 75.5 points on 38.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Maria Vadeeva is averaging 24 points and five rebounds while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.5 points and 11.3 rebounds. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Chiney Ogwumike is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost six of their last seven road games.
The Minnesota Lynx look to remain unbeaten at home to build on their impressive 4-1 record. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 73.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13.6 points and 9.2 rebounds while Napheesa Collier is averaging 12.4 points and 1.2 assists. Odyssey Sims is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is dishing 2.6 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 26.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won each of their last four home games.
The Sparks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 18-8-1 ATS in their last 27 Saturday games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 27-11 in the last 38 meetings. The under is 19-7 in Lynx last 26 overall. The under is 49-24 in Sparks last 73 overall.
The Los Angeles Sparks aren't the same team on the road as they are at home and are having serious issues offensively without Parkr in the lineup. The Minnesota Lynx have been ridiculously good defensively through five games and have slowly improved their field goal percentage these last couple of games. At home, the Lynx should be able to take advantage of a Sparks team that doesn't have one of its top players and is really having issues shooting the basketball right now. I'll lay the bucket with Minnesota.