Date/Time: 06-30-2018 17:00 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Sparks -7.5
In this battle between two teams sitting among the middle places of their respective conference, the third-worse in the West Los Angeles Sparks (5-6), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the third in the East Chicago Sky (6-5), who on the other hand have won only once in their last 4 games and want to return to the winning ways.
Los Angeles Sparks have a 5-6 record (4-6-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the West. In their last game they snapped a four-game losing streak by winning at home against Las Vegas with an 86-74 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Maria Vadeeva with 24 ppg, adding 5 boards per game. She is followed by Chelsea Gray with 14.3 ppg, adding 3.3 boards and a team high 4.8 dimes per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersChicago Sky have a 6-5 record (6-4-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the East. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Seattle with a 76-79 score. They are led in scoring by Diamond DeShields with 14 ppg, adding 5.9 boards per game. She is followed by Alli Quigley with 12.2 ppg.
The Sparks won all three meetings against the Sky last season, winning the only home game with a 77-59 score. Sparks are 2-2 at home so far season, while the Sky are 2-3 on the road. Sky are better both offensively, scoring 79.3 ppg to Sparks’ 76.4 and defensively, allowing 79.5 ppg to Sparks’ 80.6. They also have a better field goal percentage (44.6% to 40.2%), while both teams have almost identical 3-point percentage (34.4% to 34.1%). Sky are better both in dimes made (20.1 to 17.1) and in boards grabbed (36.6 to 35.8), while both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (15.6 to 15.8). Bookmakers give the Sparks a -7.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds as the Sky have been better throughout the season and will surely force a closer game than that.
Chicago Sky vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction: Chicago Sky -7.5 (-110)