Los Angeles Sparks at Seattle Storm
|Date & Time||Friday June 21, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
Angel of the Winds Arena
The Line: Seattle Storm +1 -- Over/Under: 153
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Seattle Storm meet Friday in WNBA action at the Angel of the Winds Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for a nice road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 77.5 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 80.9 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Maria Vadeeva is averaging 24 points and five rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 15.6 points and 4.9 assists. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Chiney Ogwumike is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won three of their last five road games.
The Seattle Storm look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 75.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 19.6 points and 9.2 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 15.9 points and 3.1 assists. Jordin Canada is dishing 5.3 assists and Alysha Clark is grabbing five rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won both home games this season.
The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Sparks are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Seattle and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 6-2-1 in Storm last 9 overall. The under is 5-2 in Sparks last 7 vs. Western Conference.
The Seattle Storm have played their best ball at home and have more than held their own considering they've spent much of the season on the road, but the offense continues to take a dive in the wrong direction. The Los Angeles Sparks are as healthy as they've been all year with the return of Parker and are still a title contender when they have their full roster intact. In a near toss-up, I'm leaning toward the Sparks.