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LA Sparks vs Washington Mystics 9/10/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics Odds & Info

Game Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics
Date & Time Thursday September 10, 2020, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Img Academy Bradenton, USA
Latest odds
LAS -8 ; Total 162.5
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The Washington Mystics meet up with the LA Sparks in the penultimate game of the season for both teams. The Sparks have won two in a row coming in off a dominating performance over the New York Liberty to improve to 15-5 on the year. The Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 89-86 but it is too little too late for the Mystics playoffs chances, as their 6-13 record is well out of the playoff picture.

The Sparks offense comes in at 4th in scoring offense in the WNBA this season averaging 86.3 points per game. Leading the LA Sparks is Candace Parker who is averaging 14.8 points per game and leads all the WNBA in rebounding with 9.6 per game this season, Parker is shooting an impressive 50.7% from the field. Nneka Ogwumike was huge in the last game for the Sparks, scoring 20 points and adding 8 rebounds and five assists. Ogwumike is third on the team in scoring averaging 12.6 on the season.

The Mystics are led by Myisha Hines-Allen and Aeril Atkins; Hines Allen is averaging a team-high 15.9 points per game and also leads the team in rebounding with 8.7 rebounds per game. Allen is shooting nearly 50% from the field on the year. Atkins adds in 14.4 points per game and is averaging 2.7 rebounds per game. Aerial Powers was leading the team but tore her hamstring six games into the bubble and left shortly after.

The Mystics are solid on defense allowing 83.5 points per game to rank 7th in scoring defense. Opposing teams have been able to exploit the weak three-point defense of the Mystics and are shooting 37.6% from beyond the arc. Los Angeles is allowing 80.2 points per game to rank 5th in scoring defense and is allowing 44.3% from the field.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Washington Mystics totals have gone UNDER in four of their last six games.
  • Washington has covered the spread in three of their last four games.
  • Los Angeles has covered the spread in four straight games.
  • Los Angeles totals' have gone over in four of their last five games.

Free WNBA Pick:

LA Sparks -8

The LA Sparks are just half a game back of the second seed in the WNBA playoffs which would earn them the double bye. With an offense and defense that ranks in the top 5 of the WNBA and the experience with veteran Candace Parker, the Sparks take care of business and win their third straight game. The Mystics are out of the playoff picture and although they won’t rollover for the Sparks, it is safe to assume the team that has something to play for will have a sense of urgency that cannot be matched. Final score prediction, Sparks win 86-73.

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