Date/Time: 08-14-2018 20:00 EDT
Spread: Dallas Wings +5.5
The best and the worse teams of the West are clashing today, when the last Dallas Wings (7-17), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the first Los Angeles Sparks (15-8), who are red-hot having lost only once in their last 9 games and want to continue on the winning ways.
Dallas Wings have a 7-17 record (12-12 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the Western Conference. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning on the road against Phoenix with an 80-77 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Arike Ogunbowale with 15.3 ppg, while Kayla Thornton follows with 10.8 ppg and 5.5 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersLos Angeles Sparks have a 15-8 record (12-10-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the Western Conference. They have won eight of their last nine matches and in their last game they won at home against Chicago with an 84-81 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nneka Ogwumike with 16.9 ppg, adding a team high 9.5 boards per game. She is followed by Chelsea Gray with 13.6 ppg, 3.9 boards and a team high 5.8 dimes per game.
In their two previous meetings earlier this season each team won once at home (Wings won by 2 points and Sparks by 5). Wings are 6-6 at home so far season, while the Sparks are 6-6 on the road. Sparks are better offensively, scoring 78.8 ppg to Wings’ league-low of 69.8, while Wings are better defensively, allowing a second-best of 74.8 ppg to Sparks’ 77.3. Sparks have better percentages both in field goals (42% to 38.3%) and in 3-pointers (35.6% to 30.8%). They are also better in dimes made (18.4 to 15.8), while Wings are better in boards grabbed (35.5 to 34.8) and both teams are almost equal in turnovers committed (14.9 to 15.2). Bookmakers give the Sparks a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.
Los Angeles Sparks vs Dallas Wings Prediction: Los Angeles Sparks -5.5 (-111)