Date/Time: 06-27-2018 22:30 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Sparks +1.5
Two teams sitting on different sides of the Western Conference table are clashing tonight, when the first Las Vegas Aces, looking to extend their current small winning streak, are visiting the Los Angeles Sparks, who are on a free fall having lost their last 4 games and want to return to the winning ways.
Aces are 6-4 (4-6 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on top of the Western Conference. They are 4-1 in their last 5 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Storm at home, 60-56. Sparks are 4-6 (3-6-1 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the third to last place of the Western Conference. They have lost their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by the Mercury on the road, 77-82.
Top Basketball BookmakersLas Vegas are led in scoring by A’ja Wilson with 15.4 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 7.7 per game, while Kayla McBride follows with 15.2 ppg, adding 4.7 rebounds per game. Liz Cambage adds 14.3 ppg and 7.4 rebounds per game. LA are led in scoring by Maria Vadeeva with 24 ppg. She also adds 5 rebounds per game, while Nneka Ogwumike follows with 14 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 9.5 per game. Chelsea Gray adds 13.9 ppg, 3.2 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 4.7 per game.
In their latest matchup previously this year Las Vegas were victorious at home by 13 points. LA have a 1-2 home record, while Las Vegas have a 2-2 road record. Las Vegas have the second-best offense in the league with 80.9 ppg to LA’s 75.4 and they also have a better defense, allowing 75.2 ppg to LA’s 81.3. Aces also have a better accuracy both from the field (42.8% to 39.9%) and from behind the arc (35.9% to 33.3%). LA on the other hand commit fewer turnovers per game (15.7 to 16.5), whiel Las Vegas are better both in assists (20.4 to 17.1) and in rebounding (40.6 to 35.5). Sparks have been mediocre so far this season so pick the Aces for the road win in this one.
Las Vegas Aces vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction: Las Vegas Aces -1.5 (-116)