Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/31/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/31/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx

Monday, August 31, 2020 at 10:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Minnesota Lynx +6.5 -- Over/Under: 159.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Los Angeles Sparks look for another win to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 85.7 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 13.9 points and 4.2 assists while Chelsea Gray is averaging 13.7 points and 2.8 rebounds. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Riquna Williams is dishing 1.3 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. 

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The Minnesota Lynx look for a statement win after winning nine of their last 13 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 81.7 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 43 percent shooting. Napheesa Collier is averaging 16 points and 3.2 assists while Crystal Dangerfield is averaging 15.2 points and 1.9 rebounds. Sylvia Fowles is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.

The Sparks are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lynx are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Sparks last 7 overall. The over is 8-3 in Lynx last 11 overall. The Sparks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

The Los Angeles Sparks are a tough team to bet against with the way they're winning and covering games, but this is a rivalry matchup and the Lynx are playing solid basketball in their own right. The Minnesota Lynx don't have the offense they had years ago during their championship runs, but they're second in the league in points allowed and third in both field goal percentage allowed and three point percentage allowed. A gritty team the Lynx are. I lean toward the points.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Lynx +6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.