Date/Time: 08-11-2018 17:00 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Sparks -6
Two of the three best squads of each conference are clashing today, when the best in the West Los Angeles Sparks (14-8), are hosting the 3rd in the East Chicago Sky (14-8), with both teams being red-hot lately having lost only once in their last 8 games and looking to continue on the winning ways today.
Los Angeles Sparks have a 14-8 record (12-9-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the Western Conference. They have won seven of their last eight matches and in their last game they won at home against Phoenix with an 84-74 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nneka Ogwumike with 16.9 ppg, adding a team high 9.4 boards per game. She is followed by Chelsea Gray with 13 ppg, 3.9 boards and a team high 5.8 dimes per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersChicago Sky have a 14-9 record (15-7-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the Eastern Conference. They have won seven of their last eight matches and in their last game they won on the road against Las Vegas with an 87-84 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Diamond DeShields with 14.9 ppg, adding 5.9 boards per game. She is followed by Alli Quigley with 13.3 ppg, adding 3.2 boards and 2.8 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Sparks won at home by 25 points. Sparks are 8-2 at home so far season, while the Sky are 5-6 on the road. Sky are better offensively, scoring a second-best of 82 ppg to Sparks’ 78.5, while Sparks are better defensively, allowing 77.1 ppg to Sky’s 80.7. Sky have a better field goal percentage (44.5% to 41.8%), while Sparks have a better 3-point percentage (35.7% to 34.8%). Sky are better both in dimes made (21.8 to 18.4) and in boards grabbed (36 to 34.9), while Sparks are better in turnovers committed (14.5 to 15.4). Bookmakers give the Sparks a -6 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory today.
Chicago Sky vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction: Los Angeles Sparks -6 (-107)