Los Angeles Sparks at Minnesota Lynx
June 12, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks face off on Saturday in a WNBA showdown at Target Center. All Eyes in this game will be on Seimone Augustas who will be making her return to Minnesota after being one of the best players in franchise history.
The Minnesota Lynx come into this game with a 3-5 record overall which puts them in last place in the Western Conference. The Lynx have won two of their last three games with the loss coming in their last game against the Washington Mystics. The defense struggled in the last game giving up 85 points and that led to the loss. On the season the Lynx are averaging 80.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 82.3 points per game. Naphessa Collier has been the best player for the Lynx averaging 17.4 points while shooting 43.3 percent from the field. In this game it’s going to be about the defense stepping up early.
On the other side of this matchup is the Los Angeles Sparks who sit with a 4-4 record overall which puts them in 4th place in the standings. The Sparks have also won two of their last three games with the loss coming in their last game against the Washington Mystics. The defense gave up 89 points in the last game and that led to the defeat. The Sparks are averaging 75.5 points per game while their defense is giving 78.1 points per game. Erica Wheeler is the best player that will be available for this game, and he is currently averaging 11.1 points while shooting 37.3 percent from the field.
Neither of these teams have strong defenses and I expect both teams are going to run up the score with their offense. This game is going to get out of hand early with both teams running up the score. Back the over to cash.