Los Angeles Sparks (12-8) vs. Seattle Storm (15-5)
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 10, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Storm PK -- Over/Under: 161.5
TWITTER, JOETV, SPECSN
The Los Angeles Sparks and Seattle Storm meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Key Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks need a bounce back victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 78.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.5 points and 7.6 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.2 points and 4.1 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.1 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost four straight road games.
The Seattle Storm look to keep the ball rolling after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 87.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 43 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 22.4 points and 7.8 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.1 points and 3.5 assists. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 7.3 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won four straight home games.
The Sparks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Storm are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Tuesday games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sparks are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Seattle, 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the under is 37-12-3 in the last 52 meetings.
I'm just going to say it, the Seattle Storm are the best team in the WNBA right now. The Storm are not only the best offensive team in the league, but the defense has improved the last couple of weeks and they're allowing just 39.5 percent shooting in their last five games. The Storm are outscoring teams by 10.6 points during that span. The Los Angeles Sparks are getting drilled defensively during this losing stretch, and playing the Storm on the road won't help. The fact this game is a pick em is a joke. Give me the Seattle Storm.