Seattle Storm vs. Los Angeles Sparks
July 7, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks face off on Thursday in a WNBA showdown at Crypto.com Arena. When these two teams faced off on June 25th it was the Sparks that secured the 85-77 victory.
The Storm come into this game with a 14-8 record overall, and they have won three of the last four games. In the last game against the Indiana Fever, the offense was strong, scoring 95 points and that led to the 22-point victory. The Storm are averaging 79.5 points, while their defense is giving up 76.5 points per game. The offense is ranked 8th in the league, while their defense is ranked second. The top offensive player for the Storm has been Breanna Stewart, and he is averaging 20.9 points while shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from behind the three-point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Los Angeles Sparks, who sit with a 10-11 record, and they have won three games in a row. In the last game against the Phoenix Mercury, it wasn’t the most impressive victory, but they were able to win by three points. The Sparks are averaging 82 points, while their defense is giving up 85 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league, while their pitching staff is ranked 10th in the league. Nneka Ogwumike has been the top player for the Sparks, averaging 18.7 points while shooting 57.8 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the three-point line.
The Storm are the better team, and they are going to run up the score here. The Sparks are giving up 85 points per game and this one is going to get out of hand early here. Los Angeles isn’t going to have the offense to keep up, and Seattle is going to get the job done. Back the Storm against the spread.