Washington Mystics vs. Los Angeles Sparks
August 7, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington -8.5
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The Los Angeles Sparks and Washington Mystics face off on Sunday in a WNBA showdown at the Entertainment & Sports Center. When these two teams faced off on July 12th it was the Mystics that secured the 94-81 victory.
The Washington Mystics come into this game with a 20-13 record overall, and they were defeated in the last game against the Chicago Sky. The defense really struggled, giving up 10 points and that led to the defeat. The defense struggling in the last game was a bit shocking. The Mystics are averaging 79.8 points, while their defense is giving up 75.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 8th in the league, while their defense is ranked 1st in the league. Elena Delle Donne has been the top player for the Mystics, averaging 17 points while shooting 48.8 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Los Angeles Sparks, who sit with a 12-20 record overall and have lost five games in a row. In the last game against the Atlanta Dream, they almost made the comeback late, but fell just short as they were defeated by two points. The Sparks are averaging 79.8 points, while their defense is giving up 85.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 8th 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 55.6 percent from the field.
These two teams are similar with their offense, the one big difference between the two teams is the defense. The Sparks are giving up 85.4 points per game, and they are going to struggle to defend again i this game. The Mystics scored 94 points in the last game against the Sparks, and they will get close to that in this game. Back Washington against the spread.