In this battle between two teams from opposing conferences and both coming off defeats in their latest matchups, the leaders of the West and of the whole WNBA Los Angeles Sparks (9-3), are hosting the third-worse team of the East, the New York Liberty (4-7), who have won only once in their last four games. WNBA New York Liberty vs Los Angeles Sparks Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 06-24-2017 17:00 EDT
Spread: Los Angeles Sparks -7
Los Angeles Sparks have a 9-3 record so far this season and currently sit on the first place of the West and of the whole league. In their last game they saw a five-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against the Dallas Wings with a 72-101 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nneka Ogwumike with 16.6 ppg, adding a team high 7.2 boards per game. She is followed by Candace Parker with 15.6 ppg and 6.4 boards per game, while Chelsea Gray adds 14.9 ppg, 3.3 boards and a team high 5.6 dimes per game.
New York Liberty have a 4-7 record so far this season and currently sit in the third to last place of the East. They have lost three of their last four matches and are 2-5 in their last seven. In their last game they lost on the road against the Las Vegas Aces with a 78-88 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Tina Charles with 20.9 ppg, adding a team high 7.1 boards per game. She is followed by Kia Nurse with 12.3 ppg, while Shavonte Zellous adds 9.5 ppg and 3.3 dimes per game.
Last season the Sparks led the Liberty 2-1 wins, winning the only home game with an 87-74 score. Sparks have a 5-1 home record so far this season, while Liberty are 1-3 on the road. Sparks are better offensively, scoring 79.3 ppg to Liberty’s 78 and they also have the best defense in the league, allowing 76.2 ppg to Liberty’s 81.3. They also have better percentages both in field goals (47.1% to 41.9%) and in 3-pointers (33.3% to 30.9%) and commit fewer turnovers per game (13.1 to 14.4). Liberty on the other hand are better both in rebounding (32.9 to 29.2) and in assists made (19.3 to 18.9). Sparks are superior to Liberty and the absolute favorite for today’s game. Vegas odds give them a -7 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory.
New York Liberty vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction: Los Angeles Sparks -7 (-104)
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WNBA New York Liberty vs Los Angeles Sparks Spread and Prediction