The WNBA matchup between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Seattle Storm will take place on Thursday. Both sides faced one another back in June, and the Sparks came out on top 85-77.
The Storm have won three of their past four games and have an overall record of 14-8 entering this contest. The offense was great in the most recent game against the Indiana Fever, scoring 95 points, which helped the team win by 22 points. The Storm score 79.5 points on average per game, while their defense allows 76.5 points. While their defense is ranked second in the league, their offense is ranked eighth. Breanna Stewart, the Storm’s top offensive player, averages 20.9 points per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from beyond the arc.
The Los Angeles Sparks, who are on the opposing team in this contest and with a record of 10-11, have won three straight games. Although their triumph over the Phoenix Mercury in the most recent game wasn’t particularly stunning, they still managed to win by three points. The Sparks average 82 points per game while allowing 85 points per game on defense. The team’s pitching staff is ranked 10th in the league, while the offense is ranked fifth. The top performer for the Sparks has been Nneka Ogwumike, who averages 18.7 points per game while shooting 57.8 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arc.
The Los Angeles Sparks have had a roller coaster of a season, sometimes impressing us with their quick attacking and rebounding, to often just folding under the pressure. They have played 21 games so far this season and as it stands they have lost one game more than they have won. This LA side has won 10 and lost 11 matches.
But let’s dive into their last 5 games to see their most recent record. After an embarrassing loss against the Sky, they won against the Seattle storm. Then they lost against the Aces and after that they have won 3 matches in a row and are heading into this game in good winning form.
The Storm’s are flying high this season with 14 wins and 8 losses in their 22 games played. Though the last time these teams met, the LA side got the better of them.
Looking into their last 5 games, they have a similar type of record to the Sparks, they have won 3 of their last 5 games. Though they won their last game against the Indiana Fever by a massive margin. However, they lost the game before that by round about the same margin.
The Storm, who are the stronger side, will easily win this game. Given that the Sparks surrender 85 points each contest, this game will quickly spiral out of control. Seattle will complete the task, and Los Angeles won’t have the offense to keep up. Against the spread, support the Storm.