Los Angeles Sparks vs. Connecticut Sun
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Connecticut Sun +4.5 -- Over/Under: 160.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Connecticut Sun meet Friday 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 Connecticut Sun look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 79.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 80.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 18 points and 3.3 assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 14.7 points and 8.9 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Brionna Jones is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.
The Sparks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Sun are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 Friday games. The Sparks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Connecticut and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Connecticut Sun hung around with the Sparks about four weeks ago, and they're now playing their best basketball of the season with wins in six of their last nine. The Los Angeles Sparks have been covering machines during this winning streak, but this feels like a bigger game for the Sun. Almost like a statement game to prove this stretch is real. I find some value in the points here.