Los Angeles Sparks vs. New York Liberty - 8/11/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Sparks vs. New York Liberty - 8/11/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

New York Liberty vs. Los Angeles Sparks

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 10:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Los Angeles Sparks -13 -- Over/Under: 161 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Liberty and Los Angeles Sparks meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.

The New York Liberty look for a feel good victory here to rebound from a rough 1-6 start to the season. The New York Liberty are averaging 73.1 points on 37.4 percent shooting and allowing 85.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 18.3 points and four assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 13.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. Amanda Zahui B. is the third double-digit scorer and Kia Nurse is dishing 1.5 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game.

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The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 85.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 14.1 points and 3.7 assists while Chelsea Gray is averaging 12.3 points and 2.3 rebounds. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Riquna Williams is dishing 1.4 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game. 

The Liberty are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference, 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games as an underdog and 6-20-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Sparks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. The under is 4-1 in Liberty last 5 overall. The under is 6-1 in Sparks last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Liberty are 15-5 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Not sure what's gotten into the New York Liberty lately, but they're playing their best ball of the season right now, which includes a win over the Washington Mystics and nearly upsetting the Las Vegas Aces. The Los Angeles Sparks are obviously the better team, but they've allowed teams to hang around with shaky defense and aren't mopping the floor with opponents just yet. Based on improved play from the Liberty, give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick New York Liberty +13

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