Connecticut Sun vs LA Sparks 7/30/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 01/07/2021 at 11:49 AM ET

Connecticut Sun vs LA Sparks 7/30/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

The Connecticut Sun and LA Sparks matchup in the third game of the WNBA season for both teams, these teams met up in the WNBA in the Western Conference semi-finals with the Suns completing the 3-0 sweep before losing in the WNBA finals. 

The Sun have not found their grove from last season, losing their opening two games. Their last time out they fell 94-89 to the reigning WNBA champions, the Washington Mystics. The Sparks opened their season with a win over the Phoenix, but fell their last time out 96-78 to drop to 1-1 on the season.

The Sun have specifically struggled from the field this season, shooting 40.2% from the field as a team and averaging 79 points per game which ranks 8th in the WNBA. The Sparks have averaged 88.5 points per game in this young WNBA season ranking 6th of 12 in the WNBA but have been very efficient. The Sparks are shooting 49.3% from the field, ranking 4th in the WNBA and shooting at the third best clip in the WNBA at 40%. 

Both teams line up similarly on defense with the Sparks coming in allowing 86 points per game and with opposing teams shooting 49.6% from the field. Suns opponents have shot 45.3% from the field and are allowing 85.5 points per game in the opening two games of the season.

Both teams have struggled to start the season but the Suns have played a tough opening two games; granted it doesn’t get any easier with this matchup vs the Sparks. The Sparks have been one of the more efficient offenses in the WNBA this season mostly due to center Nneka Ogwumike who is averaging a team-high 17 points per game while shooting 77.8% from the field and is two for three on the year. The Sparks and their efficient offense led by Ogwumike get their playoff revenge. Final score prediction, LA Sparks win and cover the spread 88-76.

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