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Sparks vs Lynx WNBA Game Preview

Los Angeles SparksMinnesota Lynx
Oct 4, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Los Angeles Sparks vs Minnesota Lynx Odds

24-10TEAM RECORD27-7

The Lynx will try to cover the spread at Target Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Sparks in basketball action.

The Sparks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 20-13-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Lynx are 19-15 ATS. Los Angeles is 19-14-1 on the totals; Minnesota is 20-13-1.

View Los Angeles vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Lynx as 6-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 166.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 86 PPG, against a Sparks defense that ranks No. 9 at 78.3 PPG. The Lynx field goal percentage has averaged 47.3% so far, more than the Sparks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Sparks own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 83.2 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 101-94 winner on the road against the Silver Stars. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (195) was profitable news for OVER bettors. San Antonio was victimized by Candace Parker for 32 points as the Sparks defeated the Silver Stars 101-94 in WNBA action on Saturday.

Minnesota was a 73-72 winner in its last match at home against the Storm. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 145 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Seimone Augustus scored 21 points leading the Lynx to a 73-72 victory over Seattle at Target Center on Tuesday.

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Sparks at Lynx trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games
Los Angeles is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
Minnesota is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Minnesota, Sunday, October 7
Minnesota at Los Angeles, Sunday, October 7