Los Angeles Sparks vs. Seattle Storm
Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Seattle Storm -5 -- Over/Under: 162.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Seattle Storm meet Saturday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for a statement victory to build on their 2-1 record. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 86 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 82.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16 points and five rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 12.7 points and 6.7 assists. Brittney Sykes is the third double-digit scorer and Candace Parker is dishing 2.3 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
The Seattle Storm look for a statement victory to build on their 2-1 record. The Seattle Storm are averaging 82.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 37.7 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 17 points and 9.3 rebounds while Sue Bird is averaging 10.7 points and two rebounds. Jewell Loyd is dishing 2.3 assists and Jordin Canada is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.
The Sparks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Storm are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The over is 4-1 in Sparks last 5 vs. Western Conference. The over is 4-1 in Storm last 5 overall. The Sparks are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Seattle and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Los Angeles Sparks are obviously capable of winning this game when playing to their potential, but I'm worried about their depth against the Storm. This is obviously an early statement game and when both teams are playing to their full ability, the Storm edge it out. The Los Angeles Sparks haven't been good ATS recently and they've been shaky defensively. Give me the Storm and the reasonable line.