Los Angeles Sparks vs. Seattle Storm - 8/1/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Seattle vs. Los Angeles
WNBA Basketball: Saturday, August 1st at 8:00 PM ET
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The Los Angeles Sparks and the Seattle Storm face off in their fourth WNBA game Saturday inside the WNBA bubble at the IMG Academy.
The Los Angeles Sparks come into this game with a 2-1 record with the only loss coming in their second game of the season. In the first game of the season the Los Angeles Sparks were impressive against the Phoenix Mercury winning 99-76. In the second game of the season the Sparks really struggled against the Chicago Sky. In that game, the Sparks gave up 96 points and the offense couldn’t make up for it, which led to the blowout loss.
In the third game against the Connecticut Sun against the Los Angeles Sparks once again played well. In that last game the Sparks defense did enough against the Sun giving up 76 points and that led to the victory. The Los Angeles Sparks are led by Nneka Ogwumike who comes into this game averaging 16 points, five rebounds, and one assist per game. In this game if the Sparks defense is good that will be the difference.
On the other side of this matchup is the Seattle Storm who’s season has been a bit odd. To start the season the Storm were impressive against the Liberty putting up 87 points while only allowing the Liberty to score 71 points. In the second game the Storm looked good against the Minnesota Lynx putting up only 66 points and that led to a blowout victory. In the Storm’s last game they really struggled against the Washington Mystics. The offense struggled in that game, compared to the first two games scoring only 71 points and that led to an 18 point victory.
The Storm are led by Breanna Stewart who comes into this game averaging 17 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. Sue Bird is also a strong player for this squad.
This should be a very competitive game, but late in the game, the Storm are going to flex their muscles. The Storm will end up winning this game by at least eight points and that will cover the spread in this one.