Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx 7/31/22 WNBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks
July 31, 2022 7:00 pm EDT

The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx face off on Sunday in a WNBA showdown at Crypto.com Arena. When these two teams faced off on May 29th it was the Sparks that secured the 85-83 victory. 

The Sparks come into this game with a 12-16 record overall, and they have lost two games in a row. Two games ago against the Las Vegas Aces, the offense only managed 66 points and that led to the 18-point defeat. The Sparks are averaging 80.6 points, while their defense is giving up 65.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league, while their defense is ranked 11th in the league. Nneka Ogwumike has been the top player for the Sparks, averaging 18.5 points while shooting 56 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from the field. In this game, the Sparks need the offense to be good.

On the other side of this matchup is the Lynx, who sit with an 11-19 record overall, and they are coming off a big win in their last game. The offense was strong in the last game against the Atlanta Dream, putting up 92 points and that led to the seven-point victory. The Lynx are averaging 82.9 points, while their pitching is giving up 84 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th in the league, while their pitching staff is ranked 7th. Sylvia Fowles has been the top player for the Lynx, averaging 14.9 points while shooting 62.7 percent from the field. There are four different players that are averaging at least 11 points per game.

The Lynx are coming off a win, but before that the Sparks had really struggled, and they are going to have issues again in this game. I don’t trust this Lynx offense and that will be the difference as the Sparks are going to get the job done here. Back the Sparks against the spread to cash. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Sparks ATS

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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