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San Antonio Silver Stars vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds
The Los Angeles Sparks host San Antonio on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-2 mark against the 2-3 Silver Stars in WNBA action at STAPLES Center.
The Sparks sit at 2-2 (1-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Silver Stars are currently 2-3 (3-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 2-2 OU, and San Antonio is 0-5 OU.
Los Angeles opened as 9.5-point favorites, while the WNBA total was set at 159.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 84.2 PPG, against a Silver Stars defense that ranks No. 8 at 77 PPG. The Sparks field goal percentage has averaged 47.5% so far, more than the Silver Stars shooters have achieved on the year, 39.4% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Silver Stars own the league's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 79.5 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.
In their last action, San Antonio was an 87-72 loser on the road against the Lynx. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (159) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Shenise Johnson scored 16 points in a failed effort to lead the Silver Stars to victory (they lost 87-72 to Minnesota at Target Center on Tuesday).
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 97-81 result against the Mercury on June 14. The Sparks failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 178 combined points took the game OVER the total. Los Angeles got 18 points from Kristi Toliver but lost anyway 97-81 against the Mercury on Friday at US Airways Center.
San Antonio Silver Stars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-2
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Silver Stars at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio's last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 15 of San Antonio's last 21 games on the road
San Antonio is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 7 games when playing San Antonio
Los Angeles is 10-3-1 ATS in its last 14 games at home
Los Angeles is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
San Antonio home to Seattle, Friday, June 21
Los Angeles home to Minnesota, Friday, June 21