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Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks

The Minnesota Lynx and the Los Angeles Sparks will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were an 80-69 winner as they battled the Mercury on the road. The Lynx covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 149 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Los Angeles won its last outing, an 84-48 result against the Silver Stars on June 15. The Sparks covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 132 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Minnesota:
Team record: 5-1 SU, 4-2 ATS
Current streak: won 3 straight games.

is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 6 games on the road

When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Tulsa are 8-2
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles:
Team record: 3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS

is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Minnesota
is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games at home
is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Next up:
Minnesota home to Tulsa, Sunday, June 23
Los Angeles home to Washington, Sunday, June 23