Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/9/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/9/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks

Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 3:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -4 -- Over/Under: 157.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks meet Sunday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.

The Minnesota Lynx look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 80.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 16.8 points and 11 rebounds while Napheesa Collier is averaging 14 points and 3.5 assists. Lexie Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.

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The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 83.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.7 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 14.7 points and 2.8 assists while Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 13.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Chelsea Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Riquna Williams is dishing 1.5 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. 

The Lynx are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Sparks are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 Sunday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The under is 5-2 in Lynx last 7 games as an underdog. The over is 8-3 in Sparks last 11 vs. Western Conference. The Lynx are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Minnesota Lynx are playing decent basketball right now, but they're not the same team from past years and I'm interested to see how they hold up against better teams. The Los Angeles Sparks have yet to play their best basketball of the season, but the talent is there and you know a run is in them. In a rivalry game, I'll take the better team and lay the small chalk with the Sparks.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Sparks -4

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