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

Connecticut Sun vs Los Angeles Sparks Odds & Info

Game Connecticut Sun vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date & Time Thursday September 19, 2019, 6:30 PM (EDT)
Location
United States
Latest odds
CONN -2 .5 Total 161
TV Channel
ESPN2

On Thursday, the Los Angeles Sparks visit the Connecticut Sun for Game 2 of their best of five semifinals series. The Sparks were beaten in Game 1 of the series in Connecticut on Tuesday 84-75. Candace Parker led the Sparks in the loss with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Nneka Ogwumike chipped in with 20 points and 11 boards. However, the Sparks committed 17 turnovers and Chelsea Gray and Riquna Williams combined to shot just 3 for 17.

The Sun won their first playoff game since 2012. Alyssa Thomas led the Sun with 22 points and 10 rebounds in a well-balanced offense. Jasmine Thomas added 19 points, Jonquel Jones 16 and Courtney Williams 15. Connecticut led by one point entering the fourth quarter and never trailed the final period and gradually pulled away.

During the regular season Nneka Ogwumike led the Sparks in scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Chelsea Gray was the second leading scorer and leader in assists with averages of 14.6 points and 5.8 assists per game. Four players averaged double figures in scoring for the Sparks.

During the regular season Jonquel Jones was the leading scorer and leader in rebounds for the Sun with averages of 14.6 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Jasmine Thomas was 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 averaged double figures in scoring.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles is 0-6 in its last 6 on the road
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Sparks last 5 versus Eastern Conference opponents
  • Connecticut is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 following a win ATS
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Sun’s last 6

Free WNBA Pick:

Los Angeles Sparks

Los Angeles was within one point at the start of the fourth quarter on the road even though the Sparks committed 17 turnovers and their two best guards shot a combined 3 for 17. Los Angeles has covered the number in 4 of the last 5 played on Thursday, while Connecticut has failed to cover 5 of its last 6 following a win ATS and 9 of its last 13 versus an opponent with a winning record straight up. Final Score Prediction, Connecticut Sun wins but falls short ATS 81-80.

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