Los Angeles Sparks vs. New York Liberty  7/3/22 WNBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

New York Liberty vs. Los Angeles Sparks
July 3, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Sparks -3,5
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The Los Angeles Sparks and New York Liberty face off on Sunday in a WNBA showdown at the Crypto.com Arena. When these two teams faced off in August 2021 it was the Sparks that won 86-83. 

The Sparks sit with an 8-11 record overall, and they are coming off a big victory in their last game against the Dallas Wings. The offense was elite, scoring 97 points, and they were able to win a shootout. The Sparks are averaging 82.1 points, while their defense is giving up 86.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th, while the defense is ranked 11th. Nneka Ogwumike has been the top player for the Sparks this season, averaging 18.3 points while shooting 57 percent from the field and 41.4 percent from behind the three-point line. There are four different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game.

The Liberty comes into this game with an 8-11 record overall, but they are coming off another loss in their last game. They forced overtime against the Atlanta Dream but were outscored 13-2 in the extra period and that led to the defeat. Two games ago against the Dream, the Liberty were able to win 89-77. The Liberty are averaging 77.5 points, while their defense is giving up 81.2 points per game. The offense is ranked 12th in the league, while their defense is ranked 6th overall. Sabrina Ionescu has been the top player for the Liberty, averaging 16.6 points while shooting 41.8 percent from the field. 

Don’t let the last loss fool you, the Liberty have been playing better basketball heading into this game, and they are going to keep this game close. The Liberty two games ago put up 89 points, and their offense is going to find success against a Sparks defense that has been an issue this season. Back the Liberty against the spread. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Liberty +3.5

Shane Mickle

I have been following sports for as long as I can remember and started writing about them back in high school. My favorite sports include MLB, NBA, NFL, CFB, CBB, and the UFC. Follow me on Twitter at @shanemickle
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