Date/Time: 07-09-2018 13:00 EDT
Spread: Dallas Wings +6.5
Two Western squads sitting on opposite sides of the conference table are clashing today, when the 3rd LA Sparks, who are looking to extend their current three-game winning streak, are hosting the team with the worse record currently in the West, the Dallas Wings, who on the other hand have won only once in their last 4 and want to bounce back.
Sparks are 7-6 (6-6-1 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the 3rd place of the Western Conference. They have won their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Mystics at home, 98-81. Wings are 4-9 (7-6 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on the bottom of the Western conference. They are 1-3 in their last 4 games and in their last game they got defeated by the Sky on the road, 66-78.
Top Basketball BookmakersLos Angeles are led in scoring by Maria Vadeeva with 24 ppg. She also adds 5 rebounds per game, while Nneka Ogwumike follows with 14.9 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 9.3 per game. Chelsea Gray adds 14.1 ppg, 3.9 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 5.5 per game. Dallas are led in scoring by Arike Ogunbowale with 14.1 ppg. She is followed by Kayla Thornton with 11.1 ppg, adding 6.2 rebounds per game, while Allisha Gray adds 9.7 ppg, 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.
Last year Dallas led LA 2-1 wins and they were victorious in the only game at home by 29 points. Dallas have a 4-3 home record, while Los Angeles have a 3-4 road record. La have the third-best offense in the league with 79.4 ppg, while Dallas are last with69.1. Dallas on the other hand have a better defense, allowing 74.6 ppg to LA’s 79.8, while LA have a better accuracy both from the field (41.5% to 37.1%) and from behind the arc (36.9% to 27.8%). Dallas on the other hand grab more rebounds (36.9 to 36.1), while LA dish more assists (17.9 to 16.3) and both squads commit almost the same number of turnovers per game (14.8 to 15). Sparks are the favorite even on the road and expect them to get away with a win by more than 7 points today.
Los Angeles Sparks vs Dallas Wings Prediction: Los Angeles Sparks -6.5 (-110)