Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks
July 11, 2021 9:00 pm EDT
The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx face off on Sunday in a WNBA basketball showdown at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This is the last game before there is a break for the All-Star game and Olympics.
The Minnesota Lynx are playing some really good basketball right now, and coming into this game they sit with an 11-7 record overall which puts them in 3rd place in the standings. There is no hotter team in the WNBA right now than the Minnesota Lynx. The Lynx have won six games in a row and in the last game. Against the Las Vegas Aces they gave up only 67 points. Minnesota on the season is averaging 83.2 points per game while their defense is giving up 81.1 points per game. Napheesa Collier and Sylvia Fowles have been the two best players for the Lynx and they are both averaging over 16 points per game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Los Angeles Sparks who sit with a 6-12 record overall which puts them in last place in the Western Conference standings. The Sparks are really struggling coming into this game having lost five games in a row. In the last game against the Seattle Storm, the offense could only manage 61 points. On the season, the Sparks are averaging 73.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 79.5 points per game. One problem for this Sparks team is Nneka Ogwumike has dealt with injuries,
The Lynx are the better team, and the Sparks are going to have all kinds of issues slowing down the Lynx in this game. Look for the Lynx to have no issue winning this game and covering the spread.