Date/Time: 06-18-2018 22:30 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Sparks -2.5
Two teams looking to bounce back after their latest defeats are clashing in this game, when the 3rd in the East Washington Mystics, who have lost two straight and want to return to the winning ways, are visiting the team tied on top of the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Sparks, who saw a small winning streak end and are looking to bounce back.
Mystics are 4-3 (3-4 ATS) so far in the league and are sitting on the 3rd place of the Eastern Conference. They have lost their last two games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Seattle at home, 71-74. Sparks are 4-3 (3-3-1 ATS) so far in the league and are tied with the Aces on top of the Western Conference. In their latest matchup they saw a 2-game victory streak end with a home defeat by New York, 92-98 score.
Top Basketball BookmakersWashington are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 14.8 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 7.5 per game, while Emma Meesseman follows with 13.3 ppg, adding 4.3 rebounds per game. Aerial Powers adds 11.8 ppg. Los Angeles are led in scoring by Maria Vadeeva with 24 ppg. She also adds 5 rebounds per game, while Chelsea Gray follows with 16.7 ppg and leads the team in assists made with 5.3 dimes per game. Nneka Ogwumike adds 15.3 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 10.1 per game.
Washington led Los Angeles 3-0 wins last year and they were victorious in LA by 9 points. Los Angeles have a 1-1 home record, while Washington have a 1-2 road record. Washington have the best offense in the league with 84.9 ppg to Los Angeles’ 81.1 (third-best) and a better defense, allowing 78.3 ppg to LA’s 80.9. Washington have a better accuracy from the field (44.3% to 42%), while LA have a better accuracy from behind the arc (36.3% to 32.4%). LA grab more rebounds per game (35.6 to 32.1), while Washington commit fewer turnovers (11.6 to 14.9) and dish more assists per game (21.7 to 18.4). Los Angeles are the absolute favorite at home and expect them to get away with a win by more than 3 points today.
Washington Mystics vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction: Los Angeles Sparks -2.5 (-111)