Los Angeles Sparks vs. Washington Mystics
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Washington Mystics +7 -- Over/Under: 162 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Los Angeles Sparks and Washington Mystics meet Thursday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for another win after winning three of their last four games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 86.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 81.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 14.4 points and 3.8 assists while Riquna Williams is averaging 12 points and 1.5 rebounds. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Chelsea Gray is dishing 5.4 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 41 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.
The Washington Mystics need a win here to snap a rough five-game losing streak. The Washington Mystics are averaging 80.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 44 percent shooting. Aerial Powers is averaging 16.3 points and 2.5 assists while Myisha Hines-Allen is averaging 15.4 points and 8.4 rebounds. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Ariel Atkins is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.
The Sparks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite, 11-24-1 ATS in their last 36 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mystics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Sparks last 8 vs. Eastern Conference. The under is 5-1 in Mystics last 6 overall. The Sparks are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Washington and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
This was supposed to be a terrific game, but now with the Mystics are falling apart before our eyes, losing five straight and failing to cover those games as well. The Los Angeles Sparks are the type of talented and experienced team that can run circles around a struggling team. Oddsmakers clearly aren't expecting a Mystics turnaround here. I'll lay the chalk.