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Sparks at Sun 9/17/19 - WNBA Playoffs Picks & Predictions

Connecticut Sun vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds & Info

Game Connecticut Sun vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date & Time Tuesday September 17, 2019, 6:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
Latest odds
CONN -4 Total 159
TV Channel
ESPN2

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Sparks visit the Connecticut Sun for Game 1 of their best of five semifinals series. The Sparks defeated the Seattle Storm on Sunday 92-69 to reach the semifinals. Chelsea Gray led the Sparks in the win with 21 points and eight assists, while Candace Parker chipped in with 11 points, 10 boards and six assists. LA committed just nine turnovers in the game.

Connecticut clinched the No. 2 seed in the playoffs and has not played since its season ending 104-76 loss to Indiana in a game in which most of its regulars played less than half the game. The Sun are just the fourth WNBA franchise to start the same lineup the entire regular season and just the second to accomplish the feat when the season increased to 34 games.

Nneka Ogwumike leads the Sparks in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Chelsea Gray is the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 14.6 points and 5.8 assists per game. Four players are averaging double figures in scoring for the Sparks.

Jonquel Jones is the leading scorer and leader in rebounds for the Sun with averages of 14.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Jasmine Thomas is the fourth leading scorer with an average of 11.1 points per game and leader in assists with an average of 5.4 per game. Four players for the Sun are averaging double figures in scoring.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 on the road
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Sparks last 5 on the road
  • Connecticut is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 versus an opponent from the Western Conference
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Sun’s last 5

Free WNBA Pick:

Connecticut Sun -4

Connecticut has had over a week to practice and rest leading up to this opening game of the semifinals best of five series. Connecticut has covered the number in 4 of its last 5 versus Western Conference opponents and 5 of its last 6 played on Tuesday. The Sparks have played superbly at home, but on the road have failed to cover each of the last 5. Final Score Prediction, Connecticut Sun wins and covers ATS 88-81.

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