Connecticut Sun vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 7/30/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction

Connecticut Sun vs. Los Angeles Sparks  - 7/30/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Sun vs. Sparks

WNBA Basketball: Thursday, July 30th at 10:00 PM ET

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The Connecticut Sun and Los Angeles Sparks face off in their third game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Thursday. 

The Connecticut Sun can’t be very happy with the way their season starts. In the first game of the Sun’s season they played well for the first three quarters of the game but they struggled in the 4th quarter scoring only 12 points and that led to the loss. In the second game of the season the Sun’s defense really let them down against the Washington Mystics giving up 94 points and that led to the loss. In the second half of that game, the Mystics scored only 37 points total which wasn’t enough to keep them close against the Mystics. The Sun on offense are led by DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas who both are averaging 24 points per game. On offense one of the issues for the Sun has been with their three point shooting. Bonner has gone only 4-14 from deep. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Los Angeles Sparks who come into this game with one win and one loss. In the first game of the season the Sparks put up 99 points while the defense only gave up 76 and that led to the loss. In the second game of the season the Sparks defense really struggled giving up 96 points and that led to a 96-78 loss. In that game, the Sky had six different players put up at least 11 runs and that led to the loss. The star of the Sparks is Nneka Ogwumike who comes into this game averaging 17 points per game. Brittney Sykes has also found success coming into this game averaging 13 points per game. In this game the Sparks need to have better defense. 

The Sparks defense let them down in the last game, and in this game they are going to be better in this game. In this game Ogwumike is going to have a big game and that will be the difference as the Sparks get the job done in this game. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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