Mystics vs Sparks WNBA Game Preview

Washington MysticsLos Angeles Sparks
July 17, 8:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Washington Mystics vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds

2-10TEAM RECORD6-6

The Los Angeles Sparks host Washington on Sunday, looking to build on their 6-6 mark against the 2-10 Mystics in WNBA action at STAPLES Center.

The Sparks sport records of 6-6 and 5-7 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mystics sit at 2-10 and 3-9 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-2-3 for the Sparks and 5-7 for the Mystics.

View Washington vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Mystics listed as 8.5-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 149.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mystics rank No. 8 in the league with 32.8 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 5 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the WNBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 8.3 per game, while the Mystics rate No. 9 with 4.9 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mystics own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 79.9 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.

In their last action, Washington was a 78-64 loser on the road against the Mercury. They failed to cover the 11.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (142) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Washington suffered a 78-64 loss against Phoenix on Friday, getting 17 points from Crystal Langhorne in a losing effort at US Airways Center.

The Sparks were a 79-74 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Shock. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as favorites, while the total score (153) made winners of UNDER bettors. Kristi Toliver went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds leading Los Angeles over Tulsa, 79-74, on Friday at BOK Center.

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Tulsa are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Mystics at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 16 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Los Angeles's last 16 games when playing Washington
Los Angeles is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Atlanta, Wednesday, July 20
Los Angeles home to San Antonio, Monday, July 18

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