A battle between two Western conference teams sitting on opposite places of the league table takes place tonight, when the Dallas Wings, who want to bounce back after their latest defeat, are visiting the defending champions Los Angeles Sparks (16-6), who want to extend their winning streak.
Date/Time: 07-30-2017, 17:00 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Sparks -11.5
Los Angeles Sparks currently sit on the second place of the West and of the whole league with a 16-6 record so far this season (12-10 ATS). They have two consecutive wins and in their latest matchup they won against the San Antonio Stars at home with an 85-73 score. They are led in scoring by Nneka Ogwumike with 19.5 ppg, adding 7.9 rebounds. Candace Parker follows with 15.8 ppg, adding team-bests both in dimes with 4.5 per game and boards with 8.5. Chelsea Gray adds 15.1 ppg and 4.3 dimes per game.
Dallas Wings currently sit on the second to last place of the West with a 11-13 record so far this season (11-13 ATS). They are 1-2 in their last three games and in their latest matchup they lost against Seattle Storm on the road with a 109-93 score. They are led in scoring by Skylar Diggins-Smith with 18.5 ppg, adding a team-best 5.8 dimes per game. Glory Johnson follows with 13.8 ppg and a team-best 8.3 boards per game, while Alisha Gray adds 12.7 ppg and 4.3 rebounds.
Each team have won at home in their two previous matchups this season. Sparks are 10-1 at home, while Wings are 4-8 on the road. Wings have a better offense with a third-best 85.4 ppg to Sparks’ 83.3, while Sparks have a better defense, allowing a second-best 77 ppg to Wings’ league-low of 88.9. Sparks have the second-best accuracy from the field with 47.9% to Wings’ league-low of 40.7%, and a better accuracy from behind the arc with 35.4% to Wings’ 30.3% (third-worse). Los Angeles dish more assists (17.9 to 15.3), while Dallas grab more rebounds, with 33.3 to Los Angeles’ second-worse of 30.1. Sparks are the favorite for the win but they have been winning at home with small deficits, so pick Wings in this one.
Dallas Wings vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction: Dallas Wings +11.5 (-104)