Connecticut Sun vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 9/3/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sparks vs. Sun
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Sparks -8 -- Over/Under: 161 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, SpecSN, WCCT
The Connecticut Sun and Los Angeles Sparks meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Staples Center.
The Connecticut Sun look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 87.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 81.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 15.8 points and 12 rebounds while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 14.9 points and 4.7 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Williams is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won five of their last eight road games.
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The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 83.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 18.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while Candace Parker is averaging 17.1 points and 4.3 assists. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is dishing 3.3 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have won six straight home games.
The Sun are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games, 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 games following a ATS loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Sparks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 7-17 ATS in their last 24 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Sun are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Los Angeles Sparks have beaten the Sun both times this season by at least eight points, and they're outscoring teams by 13 points at home this season. It's no secret the Sun have been one of the more consistent teams in the league this season, but it's tough betting against the Sparks at home where they've covered a great deal. I'll eat the chalk here.