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Lynx at Sparks 9/8/19 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

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Game Los Angeles Sparks vs Minnesota Lynx
Date & Time Sunday September 8, 2019, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
Latest odds
LA -4 Total 159
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The Minnesota Lynx look for their sixth straight victory on Sunday when they visit the Los Angeles Sparks in the final game of the WNBA regular season for both. The Lynx need a victory to secure their No. 6 seed. If the Lynx lose and Seattle wins on Sunday, the Lynx fall to seventh and will open the postseason on the road against Seattle. 

Los Angeles has secured a No. 3 seed in the postseason after a 102-68 rout of the Seattle Storm on Thursday. The Sparks were led by Candace Parker with 20 points, while Nneka Ogwumike chipped in with 14 points and 10 boards. The Sparks have little to play for in the season finale on Sunday other than staying fit for their postseason run.

Odyssey Sims is leading the Lynx in scoring and leads in assists with averages of 14.6 points and 5.4 assists per game. Sylvia Fowles is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder for the Lynx with averages of 13.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. Four players for Minnesota are averaging double figures in scoring.

Nneka Ogwumike leads the Sparks in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.2 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Chelsea Gray is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 14.6 points and 5.8 assists per game. Four players are averaging double figures in scoring for the Sparks.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Lynx last 10
  • Los Angeles is 1-4 ATS in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Sparks last 13
Free Pick:
Minnesota Lynx +4

Minnesota needs a victory on Sunday to secure a home court opening round playoff game, but Los Angeles has already secured its No. 3 seed and has little to play for. Minnesota has failed to cover each of the last 4 head-to-head with LA and each of the last 4 played in Los Angeles against the Sparks, but Los Angeles has no incentive to play 100% on Sunday. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Lynx win and cover ATS 81-77.

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