New York Liberty vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 9/8/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Sparks vs. New York Liberty
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: New York Liberty +13.5 -- Over/Under: 161 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Sparks and New York Liberty meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Los Angeles Sparks look for a win after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 85.8 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 80.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Candace Parker is averaging 14.3 points and 4.5 assists while Chelsea Gray is averaging 14.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. Nneka Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Riquna Williams is dishing 1.5 assists. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game.
The New York Liberty need a win after losing 11 of their last 12 games. The New York Liberty are averaging 74.1 points on 38 percent shooting and allowing 89.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 18.3 points and four assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 12.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Kia Nurse is the third double-digit scorer and Amanda Zahui B. is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.
The Sparks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Liberty are 16-35-1 ATS in their last 52 vs. Western Conference, 9-20-1 ATS in their last 30 Tuesday games and 16-33-3 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The under is 21-5 in Sparks last 26 Tuesday games. The Sparks are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New York and 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Los Angeles Sparks are obviously the better team here, but they're not covering in the favorite role lately and these odds seem to get larger by the game. The New York Liberty aren't winning, but they've done a better job of hanging around lately and have shown an improved effort defensively. I'll take a shot with the points here.