Sparks at Sun 5/24/18 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/07/2019 at 12:48 PM ET

Sparks at Sun 5/24/18 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Sparks (2-0) visit the Connecticut Sun (1-0) in a WNBA tilt. The Sparks won their last outing on Tuesday over the Indiana Fever 87-70.

The Sparks played without Candace Parker who has missed the first two regular season games with an injured back and is doubtful for this game. Nneka Ogwumike, who scored 25 points and grabbed 10 boards, led the Sparks. Odyssey Smith scored 17 points while Chelsea Gray added 12. Los Angeles has won 13 of its last 16 games against the Fever.

Connecticut won its opening game of the season on Sunday defeating the expansion Vegas Aces 101-65. Alyssa Thomas led the Sun with 13 points, 16 boards and six assists. Every player on the Sun scored at least two points in the game. Nneka Ogwumike leads the Sparks in scoring and rebounding with an average of 22.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Chelsea Gray leads the Sparks in assists with an average of 8.0 per game. Just three players Ogwumike, Gray and Odyssey Sims are averaging double figures in scoring for the Sparks. Ogwumike is shooting 67.9% from the field and 66.7% from 3-point territory to lead Los Angeles.

Alex Bentley leads Connecticut in scoring with an average 18.0 points per game. Alyssa Thomas is second in scoring, first in rebounding and tied for first in assists averaging 13.0 points, 16.0 rebounds and 6 assists per game. Four Sun players are averaging double figures in scoring. Thomas is shooting 60% from the field and Bentley is shooting 75% from 3-point territory to lead the team.

The Sparks have covered the spread in 20 of their last 27 games overall and in each of their first two games to start the season. Sparks get big road win in close game right to the end. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Sparks win and cover ATS 79-74.

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