Los Angeles Sparks (6-2) vs. Washington Mystics (6-4)
|Date & Time||Friday June 15, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Washington Mystics +3 -- Over/Under: 160.5
LEAGUE PASS, NBCSWA, SPECSN
The Los Angeles Sparks and Washington Mystics meet Friday in WNBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for a statement road victory after winning four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 78.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 15.4 points and 2.2 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.3 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won two of their last three road games.
The Washington Mystics need a feel good victory here after losing four of their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 83.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 83.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 18.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 15.5 points and 3.3 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Tianna Hawkins is grabbing five rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won three of their last five home games.
The Sparks are 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 Friday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Mystics are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Sparks are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Washington, 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Washington Mystics are still banged up and struggling defensively, but there's still enough offensive firepower to hang against quality teams, as we saw in their road win over the Sun. The Mystics are a consistent offensive club that scores 80-plus in their sleep. The Los Angeles Sparks seem to have found their gear as of late, but they've done a lot of their damage at home and are allowing 80.3 percent shooting on the road this season. I like the value of the free bucket and the home team.