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Sky visit Sparks in hoops battle

Chicago SkyLos Angeles Sparks
Sep 13, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Chicago Sky vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds

12-17TEAM RECORD20-10

WNBA betting interest will be piqued on Thursday when the Sky of Chicago hit the hard court against the Sparks of Los Angeles.

The Sparks sport records of 20-10 and 17-12-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Sky sit at 12-17 and 14-15 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-14 for the Sparks and 17-11-1 for the Sky.

View Chicago vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Sparks sat as 8-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 157.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 82.8 PPG, against a Sky defense that ranks No. 5 at 76.4 PPG. The Sparks field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Sky shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Sky own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 77.2 points per game when on the road. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in home scoring.

Last time out for Chicago, they were an 83-70 winner as they battled the Lynx at home. The Sky covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 153 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago got 26 points from Epiphanny Prince en route to an 83-70 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday at Allstate Arena.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 73-71 loser on the road against the Liberty. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (144) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Kristi Toliver scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Sparks to victory (they lost 73-71 to New York at Prudential Center on Sunday).

Chicago Sky Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-2
Before playing Phoenix are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
Before playing Connecticut are 4-6
After playing New York are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Sky at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chicago's last 13 games
Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Phoenix, Sunday, September 16
Los Angeles home to Connecticut, Friday, September 14