Wings at Sparks 7/12/18 - WNBA Picks & Predictions
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Dallas Wings vs. Los Angeles Sparks
NBA: 3:30 PM EST
Jul. 12, 2018
Latest Odds : LA -7 O/U 164.5
On Thursday, the Dallas Wings visit the Los Angeles Sparks for a WNBA Western Conference showdown. The Wings have won four straight and five of six after defeating the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday 101-72. Skylar Diggins-Smith led the Wings with 20 points. The Wings are now in 4th place in the conference three games behind first place Seattle.
Los Angeles snapped a three-game losing streak with a 77-75 overtime win over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday. The Sparks were led by Alana Beard who scored five points of her total of 11 during overtime, including a key 3-pointer. With the win, the Sparks are now just two games behind the Storm in the conference standings.
Elizabeth Cambage is the leading scorer and leading rebounder for the Wings with averages of 20.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Skylar Diggins-Smith is second in scoring and the leader in assists with averages of 19.3 points and 6.2 assists per game. No other player on the Wings is averaging double figures in scoring. However, four players average between 8.3 points and 9.4 points per game. Dallas is scoring an average of 85.6 points per game.
Candace Parker is the leading scorer and second leading rebounder with averages of 16.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Nneka Ogwumike is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder for the Sparks averaging 16.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Chelsea Gray is the third leading scorer and team leader in assists with averages of 14.9 points and 5.2 assists per game. Los Angeles is scoring an average of 78.7 points per game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Dallas is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games on the road
The OVER has cashed in 8 of the Wings last 10 games
Los Angeles is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games played
The UNDER has cashed in 39 of the Sparks last 54 games
Free Betting Pick: Dallas Wings +7
Dallas comes into the game in far better form going 4-0 SU and ATS in its last four games, while the Sparks are just 1-3 SU and ATS in their last 4. Los Angeles expended energy and emotion in its road win over the Storm on Tuesday and could be ready for a letdown. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Wings win outright as underdog but grab the points just in case 82-78.