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Mystics visit Sparks in hoops battle

Washington MysticsLos Angeles Sparks
June 23, 8:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Washington Mystics vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds

4-3TEAM RECORD4-2

The Sparks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Mystics tip off at STAPLES Center on Sunday in WNBA play.

Los Angeles will face the 4-3 Mystics, who own a 5-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Sparks are 2-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mystics are 4-3 favoring the OVER.

View Washington vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Mystics before tip-off in this one will find them as 12-point underdogs, while the total sits at 157.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 1-ranked offense (84.7 PPG) against a Mystics defense that ranks No. 8 at 78.7 PPG. The Sparks have averaged 49.4% from the field per game, more than the Mystics have managed so far this season (42.9% on average).

Defensively, the Mystics feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.5 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

Washington lost its last outing, a 90-82 result against the Mercury on June 21. The Mystics covered in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 172 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Mystics endured a 90-82 loss at the hands of the Mercury on Friday, despite a 22-point effort from Ivory Latta at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were an 87-59 winner as they battled the Lynx at home. The Sparks covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 146 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Sparks blew out Minnesota on Friday, running up the score in an 87-59 win at STAPLES Center.

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Mystics at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
Washington is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games
Los Angeles is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games

Next up:
Washington home to Phoenix, Thursday, June 27
Los Angeles at Minnesota, Friday, June 28