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Sun visit Sparks in hoops battle

Connecticut SunLos Angeles Sparks
Aug 27, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Connecticut Sun vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds


The Los Angeles Sparks host Connecticut on Tuesday, looking to build on their 19-8 mark against the 7-19 Sun in WNBA action at STAPLES Center.

The Sparks sport records of 19-8 and 11-16 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Sun sit at 7-19 and 9-17 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-18 for the Sparks and 8-17-1 for the Sun.

View Connecticut vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Sparks as 12.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 154.5, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 8-rated squad against Connecticut's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 11 in the league with 3.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 4.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Sun feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.7 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.

Connecticut lost its last outing, a 74-66 result against the Liberty on August 25. The Sun failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 140 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Sun got a 22-point performance from Kelsey Griffin, who added 10 rebounds, but New York still ran past Connecticut 74-66 on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Sparks were a 90-88 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Shock. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of OVER bettors. Tulsa was victimized for 26 points and 11 rebounds by Candace Parker as the Sparks defeated the Shock 90-88 in WNBA action on Sunday.

Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing New York are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Tulsa are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Sun at Sparks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Connecticut's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Connecticut's last 12 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Connecticut's last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Connecticut's last 23 games when playing Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Los Angeles is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Los Angeles's last 12 games when playing at home against Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 8 games

Next up:
Connecticut at Seattle, Thursday, August 29
Los Angeles at San Antonio, Saturday, August 31