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Lynx host Sparks in basketball action

Los Angeles SparksMinnesota Lynx
Sep 4, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Los Angeles Sparks vs Minnesota Lynx Odds

21-9TEAM RECORD22-7

Los Angeles pays a visit to Minnesota on Wednesday, hoping to send the Lynx to a loss while also covering the spread in WNBA action at Target Center.

Minnesota will face the 21-9 Sparks, who own a 12-18 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lynx are 13-16 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sparks are 11-19 favoring the OVER.

View Los Angeles vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Lynx in this one will find them as 7.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 161.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 3-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 9 in the league with 3.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 3.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Sparks feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.1 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 92-82 result against the Dream on September 2. The Sparks failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 174 combined points took the game OVER the total. Nneka Ogwumike scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Sparks to victory (they lost 92-82 to Atlanta at Philips Arena on Monday).

In their last action, Minnesota was a 97-74 winner at home against the Storm. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (171) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The battle between the Lynx and Storm didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Seattle was handed a 97-74 defeat on Saturday at Target Center.

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Tulsa are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 8-2
After playing Seattle are 9-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Sparks at Lynx trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 7 games on the road
Los Angeles is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Los Angeles is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Minnesota is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games

Next up:
Los Angeles at Tulsa, Friday, September 6
Minnesota at Seattle, Saturday, September 7