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WNBA Game Preview - Silver Stars underdogs vs Sparks at Los Angeles

San Antonio Silver StarsLos Angeles Sparks
Aug 23, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

San Antonio Silver Stars vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds

16-5TEAM RECORD17-6

Los Angeles will look to improve on its 17-6 record on Thursday when they host San Antonio in WNBA odds action at STAPLES Center.

The Sparks currently sports a record of 17-6, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-8-1 ATS. The Silver Stars are 16-5 and 17-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sparks post a 12-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Silver Stars have gone 14-7 against the number.

View San Antonio vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Silver Stars are listed as 3-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 163.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 3-ranked offense (82.3 PPG) against a Silver Stars defense that ranks No. 3 at 74.3 PPG. The Sparks have averaged 44% from the field per game, less than the Silver Stars have managed so far this season (45.4% on average).

Defensively, the Silver Stars feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 75-72 winner as they battled the Mystics at home. The Silver Stars failed to cover in the match as a 15-point favorite, while 147 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. San Antonio got 22 points from Becky Hammon en route to a 75-72 victory over Washington on Tuesday at AT&T Center.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 79-69 result against the Fever on August 21. The Sparks covered in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 148 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Los Angeles got 21 points from Kristi Toliver en route to a 79-69 victory over Indiana on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

San Antonio Silver Stars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tulsa are 4-6
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 10-0

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Silver Stars at Sparks trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
San Antonio is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Los Angeles is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 7 games when playing at home against San Antonio

Next up:
San Antonio home to Tulsa, Saturday, August 25
Los Angeles home to New York, Saturday, August 25

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