In Game 2 of this 2019 WNBA Semifinal, the second in the league Connecticut Sun (23-11), who ended a small losing streak and took the 1-0 series lead with a home win in game 1, are hosting once again the third in the league but first in the East Los Angeles Sparks (22-12), who are looking to bounce back and even the series.
Date/Time: 09-19-2018 18:30 EDT
Spread: Connecticut Sun -2.5
Connecticut Sun had a 23-11 record (14-19-1 ATS) in the regular season and finished second in the WNBA. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at home against the Sparks in Game 1 with an 84-75 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Alyssa Thomas with 22 ppg, adding 5 dimes and a team high 10 boards per game. She is followed by Jasmine Thomas with 19 ppg and a team high 8 dimes per game.
Los Angeles Sparks had a 22-12 record (17-16-1 ATS) in the regular season and finished third in the WNBA. In their last game they saw a four-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against the Sun in Game 1 with a 75-84 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Nneka Ogwumike with 18.5 ppg, adding 8 boards per game. She is followed by Candace Parker with 17.5 ppg, adding 4.5 dimes and a team high 10 boards per game.
In their four previous meetings so far this season both teams are tied 2-2 wins with each team having won at home (Sun won both home games by an average of 10.5 points). Sun are 16-2 at home so far season, while the Sparks are 7-11 on the road. Sun are better offensively, scoring 80.9 ppg to Sparks’ 80.2, while Sparks are better defensively, allowing 77.2 ppg to Sun’s 77.9. Sparks have a better accuracy from the field (43.4% to 42.3%), while Sun have a better accuracy from behind the arc (35.6% to 34%). Both squads commit almost the same number of turnovers per game (14.2 to 14.3), while Sun dish more assists (19.3 to 18.6) and grab more rebounds per game (36.8 to 34.2). Bookmakers give the Sun a -2.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds once again for another home victory.
Los Angeles Sparks vs Connecticut Sun Game 2 Prediction: Connecticut Sun -2.5 (-111)
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