New York Liberty at Los Angeles Sparks 8/1/23 - WNBA Picks & Predictions
The New York Liberty look for their second consecutive victory on Tuesday when visiting the Los Angeles Sparks. New York improved to 19-6 following its 87-79 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday in the first of two games between the two in three days. Breanna Stewart was the leading scorer for New York with 25 points. The Liberty have won five of the last six and hold a one game lead at the top of the Eastern Conference over the Connecticut Sun.
Breanna Steward is leading New York in scoring and rebounding with averages of 23.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, while Courtney Vandersloot is the leader in assists with an average of 8.1 per game. Sabrina Ionescu is the second leading scorer with an average of 16.6 points per game and one of five players averaging double figures in scoring. New York is scoring an average of 88.7 points per game.
The Los Angeles Sparks look to bounce back from a loss with a win on Tuesday when hosting New York. The Sparks are 9-16 following their eight-point loss to New York on Sunday. Dearica Hamby was the leading scorer for Los Angeles with 21 points. Los Angeles shot just 43.1% overall and 22.7% from three point territory. The Sparks were outrebounded 42-25. LA is fourth in the Western Conference, 14 games behind first place Las Vegas.
Nneka Ogwumike is the leading scorer and rebounder for Los Angeles with averages of 19.9 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Jordin Canada is the leader in assists with an average of 5.9 assists per game Canada is also the second leading scorer with an average of 13.6 points per game. Los Angeles has three players averaging double figures in scoring and is scoring an average of 78.5 points per game.
The New York Liberty will pick up a second consecutive victory in the last three days over Los Angeles on Tuesday, but will come up short against the spread. New York has failed to cover the number in eight of its last 10 and when playing head-to-head versus Los Angeles and has failed to cover the number in four of the last five including Sunday’s win straight up but did not cover as 8.5-point road chalk when winning by eight. Final Score Prediction, New York Liberty wins but falls short ATS 85-82.