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WNBA Game Preview - Sparks underdogs vs Lynx at Minnesota

Los Angeles SparksMinnesota Lynx
May 24, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Los Angeles Sparks vs Minnesota Lynx Odds


Los Angeles travels to Minnesota on Thursday, hoping to boost its 2-0 mark with a victory over the Lynx.

The Sparks will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 2-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Lynx are 2-0 ATS. Los Angeles is 0-2 on the totals; Minnesota is 1-1.

View Los Angeles vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Lynx as 8.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 155.5, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Minnesota's No. 2-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 11 in the league with 3.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 6.5 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Sparks own the league's No. 6-rated mark, allowing 66 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 74-61 winner at home against the Storm. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (135) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Candace Parker scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Los Angeles over Seattle, 74-61, on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were an 80-62 winner as they battled the Liberty on the road. The Lynx covered in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 142 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota got 22 points from Seimone Augustus en route to an 80-62 victory over New York on Tuesday at Prudential Center.

Los Angeles Sparks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 6-4
After playing New York are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Sparks at Lynx trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Los Angeles's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 6 games on the road
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Los Angeles is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 14 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at Phoenix, Saturday, May 26
Minnesota home to Seattle, Sunday, May 27