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Minnesota Lynx vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds
The Lynx will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Sparks in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Thursday in WNBA action.
The Lynx will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 20-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Sparks are 12-20 ATS. Minnesota is 13-19 on the totals; Los Angeles is 11-21.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Lynx listed as 3-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 158.5.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 81.6 PPG, against a Lynx defense that ranks No. 3 at 73.4 PPG. The Sparks field goal percentage has averaged 47.6% so far, more than the Lynx shooters have achieved on the year, 47.4% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lynx own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 75.1 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.
Minnesota won its last outing, a 73-60 result against the Storm on September 10. The Lynx covered in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 133 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Lynx got 20 points from Maya Moore as Minnesota ran past Seattle 73-60 on Tuesday at KeyArena.
Los Angeles was a 74-70 winner in its last match on the road against the Shock. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 144 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles got 20 points from Candace Parker en route to a 74-70 victory over Tulsa on Friday at BOK Center.
Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Phoenix are 9-1
After playing Tulsa are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Lynx at Sparks trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
Minnesota is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Los Angeles is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Los Angeles is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Los Angeles is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Minnesota home to Chicago, Saturday, September 14
Los Angeles home to Phoenix, Sunday, September 15