Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/31/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Basketball: Sunday, August 31st at 10:00 PM ET
The Los Angeles Sparks vs. Minnesota Lynx face off in their 16th game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Monday. When these two squads face off they are usually intense battles so this game could get chippy.
The Minnesota Lynx are dealing with injuries right now, but they continue to win games including each of their last three games. In the last game against the Atlanta Dream, the offense was strong putting up 88 points and that led to an easy victory. Crystal Dangerfield was the best player in the last game putting up 23 points and four rebounds.
On the season the Lynx are averaging 81.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 76.6 points per game. The Lynx are without Sylvia Fowles right now, but they have had others like Napheesa Collier and Crystal Dangerfield. Collier comes into this game averaging 16 points while shooting 50.3 percent from the field. Rookie Crystal Dangerfield has also been a strong player for the team averaging 15.2 points. The Lynx also had a game on Sunday so tired legs could play a factor n this game.
On the other side of this matchup is the Los Angeles Sparks who have won seven games in a row including a win over the Lynx during that stretch of games. Even though they have found success, games have been close as of late. In the last game against the Dallas Wings, they were trailing coming into the 4th quarter, but they outscored the Wings 25-15 and that was enough to come away with the victory.
The Sparks are averaging 85.9 points per game while giving up 78.9 points per game. On the season the Sparks are shooting 48.2 percent from the field and 40.7 percent from deep. The Sparks on offense use a balanced attack with five players averaging at least nine points per game.
The Lynx have had success as of late but the Sparks are the better team in this matchup, and the Sparks should have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for the Sparks to run up the score and cover the spread.