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Pointspread favors Sparks in battle with Mystics

Los Angeles SparksWashington Mystics
Sep 7, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics Odds

19-9TEAM RECORD5-22

Los Angeles travels to Washington on Friday, hoping to boost its 19-9 mark with a victory over the Mystics.

Washington battles the Sparks, currently with a 19-9 mark (16-11-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 15-12 for the Mystics and 15-13 for the Sparks.

View Los Angeles vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Mystics as 8-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 154.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 12-ranked offense (69.6 PPG) against a Sparks defense that ranks No. 10 at 78.9 PPG. The Mystics have averaged 42.3% from the field per game, less than the Sparks have managed so far this season (44.7% on average).

Defensively, the Sparks feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.9 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were an 88-77 loser as they battled the Lynx on the road. The Sparks failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 165 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Sparks endured an 88-77 loss at the hands of the Lynx on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from Alana Beard at Target Center.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 77-70 loser as they battled the Sun at home. The Mystics covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 147 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mystics got 23 points from Crystal Langhorne, but it was Connecticut that prevailed in a 77-70 final on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Connecticut are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Sparks at Mystics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing Washington
Los Angeles is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Los Angeles's last 14 games on the road
Los Angeles is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles at New York, Sunday, September 9
Washington at Atlanta, Sunday, September 9

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