Los Angeles Sparks vs. New York Liberty - 8/13/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Liberty vs. Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Liberty +2 -- Over/Under: 158 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, MSG, SpecSN
The Los Angeles Sparks and New York Liberty meet Sunday in WNBA action at Madison Square Garden on NBATV.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 83.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 19.6 points and 7.7 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 16.6 points and 4.5 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Alana Beard is dishing 2.5 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have split their last six road games.
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The New York Liberty look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The New York Liberty are averaging 79.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 20.1 points and 9.5 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 11.5 points and 2.5 assists. Shavonte Zellous is the third double-digit scorer and Epiphanny Prince is dishing 3.1 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won three straight home games.
The Sparks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Liberty are 12-26 ATS in their last 38 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York, 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 23-11 in the last 34 meetings.
This feels like a letdown game for the Los Angeles Sparks after they just beat the Minnesota Lynx on Friday. However, the Sparks are still easily the better team here and have won the last five meetings against the Liberty, with most of them not even being close. The Liberty are also being outscored by two points in their last five games while the Sparks are outscoring teams by nine points. Hard not to lay the bucket with the better team.