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New York Liberty vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 7/20/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Sparks at New York Liberty
Date & Time Saturday July 20, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Westchester County Center
White Plains, New York
The Line
The Line: New York Liberty +3 -- Over/Under: 158
TV Channel
NBA TV, FOX SPORTS GO, SPECTRUM SPORTSNET, TSN
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The Los Angeles Sparks and New York Liberty meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Westchester County Center.

The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 78.2 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 15.9 points and 9.3 rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 13.1 points and 5.5 assists. Riquna Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Chiney Ogwumike is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have split their last eight road games.

The New York Liberty look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The New York Liberty are averaging 77.9 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 83.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.9 points and 7.6 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 16.3 points and two assists. Asia Durr is the third double-digit scorer and Amanda Zahui B. is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have split their last six home games.

The Sparks are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a straight up win, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Liberty are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Sparks are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the under is 27-13 in the last 40 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Liberty last 7 overall. The over is 5-2 in Sparks last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.

The Los Angeles Sparks have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Liberty and come into this game playing their best ball of the season. While the Sparks are shaky on the road at times, the Liberty are losing their last five games by an average of 10.4 points and allowing nearly 45 percent shooting. This is a case of simply backing the better team and the small chalk. The Liberty aren't playing well enough to give them the benefit of the doubt against a Sparks team that's starting to get rolling. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Sparks -3

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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