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Aug 20, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Los Angeles Sparks vs Minnesota Lynx Odds

10-14TEAM RECORD19-6

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Los Angeles when they hit take on the Lynx on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Sparks have seen them go 10-14 and 9-15 ATS so far this season, while the Lynx are at 19-6 and 14-11 ATS. In totals betting, the Lynx are 11-13-1, while the Sparks are 13-8-3.

View Los Angeles vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Lynx installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 158.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 2-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 9 in the league with 4.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 7.2 per outing.

Defensively, the Sparks feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 86.3 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 75-70 result against the Fever on August 18. The Sparks covered in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 145 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Ebony Hoffman scored 21 points leading the Sparks to a 75-70 victory over Indiana at STAPLES Center on Thursday.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were an 81-62 winner as they battled the Mystics on the road. The Lynx covered in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 143 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Seimone Augustus scored 18 points leading the Lynx to an 81-62 victory over Washington at Verizon Center on Thursday.

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tulsa are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Tulsa are 5-5
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

A few Sparks at Lynx trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Los Angeles's last 17 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 9 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota's last 17 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles at Tulsa, Sunday, August 21
Minnesota at Tulsa, Tuesday, August 23

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