Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/26/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 8:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx +5 -- Over/Under: 159.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 86.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 14 points and four assists while Chelsea Gray is averaging 12.7 points and 2.8 rebounds. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Riquna Williams is dishing 1.4 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Lynx look for a statement win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 81.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Napheesa Collier is averaging 15.8 points and 3.3 assists while Crystal Dangerfield is averaging 14.6 points and 1.7 rebounds. Sylvia Fowles is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The Sparks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Lynx are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Lynx last 5 overall. The Sparks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Minnesota Lynx have been kind to bettors this season and are a team that's been much better than expected. This is also a rivalry where points usually are key. However, the Los Angeles Sparks are rolling both SU and ATS lately, and they beat the Lynx by 16 points earlier this month. There's still a gap between these clubs, and I'll eat the reasonable number with the hotter, better team.