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Sparks home to Lynx in WNBA betting action

Minnesota LynxLos Angeles Sparks
Sep 20, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Minnesota Lynx vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds

26-5TEAM RECORD23-10

STAPLES Center will feature Sparks vs. Lynx action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in WNBA action.

The Sparks sit at 23-10 (19-13-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Lynx are currently 26-5 (18-13 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Los Angeles is 19-14 OU, and Minnesota is 19-12 OU.

View Minnesota vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Sparks as 1.5-point underdogs in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 170.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 83.8 PPG, against a Lynx defense that ranks No. 3 at 75.3 PPG. The Sparks field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, less than the Lynx shooters have achieved on the year, 47.9% per game.

Defensively, the Lynx feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.3 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota won its last outing, an 86-79 result against the Fever on September 17. The Lynx covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 165 combined points took the game OVER the total. Maya Moore scored 29 points for Minnesota on Monday, leading the Lynx to an 86-79 victory over Indiana at Target Center.

The Sparks were a 101-76 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mercury. They covered the 20-point spread as favorites, while the total score (177) made winners of OVER bettors. Phoenix was run off the court by the Sparks on Tuesday as Los Angeles blasted the Mercury 101-76 at STAPLES Center.

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 9-1
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Lynx at Sparks trends to consider:
Minnesota is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Phoenix, Friday, September 21