Date/Time: 07-18-2018 15:30 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Sparks -8.5
Two squads sitting on the bottom three places of the West are clashing today, when the third-worse Los Angeles Sparks (9-7), who have been hot lately having lost only once in their last 6 games, are hosting the last Dallas Wings (5-12), who on the other hand have won once in their last 6 and are looking to bounce back.
Los Angeles Sparks have a 9-7 record (8-7-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the Western Conference. They have won five of their last six matches and in their last game they won on the road against Atlanta with a 76-71 score in overtime, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nneka Ogwumike with 15.5 ppg, adding a team high 9.5 boards per game. She is followed by Chelsea Gray with 13.2 ppg, 4 boards and a team high 5.6 dimes per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersDallas Wings have a 5-12 record (9-8 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the Western Conference. They have lost five of their last six matches and in their last game they lost on the road against Phoenix with a 64-69 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Arike Ogunbowale with 15 ppg, while Kayla Thornton follows with 11.1 ppg and 5.6 boards per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Wings won at home with a 74-62 score. Sparks are 4-2 at home so far season, while the Wings are 0-7 on the road. Sparks are better offensively, scoring a third-best of 78.8 ppg to Wings’ second-worse of 70.8, while Wings are better defensively, allowing 76 ppg to Sparks’ 79.1. Sparks have better percentages both in field goals (40.9% to 38.6%) and in 3-pointers (34.7% to 30.2%). They are also better in dimes made (18.1 to 15.8), while both teams are almost equal both in boards grabbed (36.2 to 35.9) and in turnovers committed (14.6 to 14.8). Bookmakers give the Sparks a -8.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds against the worse road team of the league.
Dallas Wings vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction: Los Angeles Sparks (-108)