Betting Odds – Los Angeles (-9), Over/Under (162)
Wednesday September 2nd, 2020
The Los Angeles Sparks and Dallas Wings will meet up on Wednesday September 2nd, 2020 at the IMG Academy in South Bradenton, Florida in a WNBA showdown. Entering Monday, the Sparks are on fire after defeating knocking off the Atlanta Dream on Sunday 84-79 while pushing their winning streak to nine straight games. On paper the Los Angeles Sparks vs. Dallas Wings spread pick and prediction looks to be one sided in favor of the red hot Sparks. For the Wings, the season has been a roller coaster ride after winning two straight games back in July, the team has yet to post back to back wins since. Entering Monday, the Sparks (12-3) sit just one game out of the top spot in the Western Conference while the Wings (6-10) sit in last place in the conference.
This will mark the second meeting between the Sparks and Wings during the 2020 WNBA Season. In the teams previous meeting back on Sunday August 23rd, 2020 the Sparks picked up the 84-81 win. In the win Candace Parker carried the load for the Sparks finishing with 22 points to go with six rebounds and one blocked shot. Meanwhile in the loss Arike Ogunbowale posted 20 points to go with four rebounds, five assists and four steals. Despite the win in the previous meeting, the Sparks will be a difficult WNBA spread pick in this contest with a near double digit spread.
Here is a WNBA preview and prediction for the Los Angeles Sparks vs. Dallas Wings on Wednesday September 2nd, 2020.
Los Angeles Sparks vs. Dallas Wings Inside the Numbers
Looking at the numbers, the Sparks enter play on Monday ranked 5th in the WNBA in points scored per game with 85.7 while the Wings rank 6th in points per game averaging just below 82 points per game. The Sparks currently lead the WNBA in 3 point field goal percentage (40.1) while ranking second in field goal percentage (48.4) and fourth in team assists per game (19.5). Meanwhile the Wings rank 10th in 3 point field goal percentage (32.9) per game while ranking 11th in total team assists per game (15.3). Despite the advantage on paper leaning towards the Sparks, the Wings live and die by the three pointer as they rank 1st in the WNBA making nearly nine per game.
Los Angeles Sparks vs. Dallas Wings Injury Report
Los Angeles Sparks – Entering play on Monday the Los Angeles Sparks injury report is clean with no players listed on the report.
Dallas Wings – The Wings are currently without both Moriah Jefferson (hamstring) and Isabelle Harrison (ankle) for the rest of the regular season. In addition to both of those, Arike Ogunbowale is dealing with an ankle injury but she did manage to play on Sunday finishing the game with 30 points.
Los Angeles Sparks vs. Dallas Wings Betting Trends
Overall Against the Spread Trends – The WNBA betting trends continue to lean towards the favorite as they enter Monday covering the spread in 57.1 percent of the games this season while the underdog has a mark of just 42.9 percent covering the spread. On the year the favorite has posted a 52-39-2 record against the spread while the underdogs have a 39-52-2 record against the spread.
Overall Over vs Under Trends – Entering play on Monday, the overall WNBA betting trends when looking at covering the over/under totals leans towards the under as teams have failed to cover the over in 52.8 percent of the games on the WNBA schedule this season while covering in just 47.2 percent of the contests.
Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends – Despite playing as one of the hottest WNBA teams entering play on Monday, the Sparks have struggled against the spread of late posting a 0-4 record against the spread over their last four outings. Over the Sparks last eight contests, the two teams have failed to cover the over in seven of those eight contests.
Dallas Wings Betting Trends– The Wings despite their struggles to win back to back games of late has been hot for sports handicappers as they have a 4-0 record against the spread over their last four contests while posting a 7-3 record against the spread over their last 10 contests. In those last ten contests the have combined with their opponents to cover the spread in six contests.
Los Angeles Sparks (-9) vs. Dallas Wings (+9)
CentSports Free WNBA Spread Pick – Dallas Wings
CentSports Los Angeles Sparks vs. Dallas Wings Prediction: When looking at the numbers and the success the Sparks have had this season it could make them the easy free WNBA spread pick in this contest. However based on the Wings success against the spread, the nine point spread and Sparks struggled against the spread, the Wings are the better choice in this matchup. In addition, the wings have only lost by more than nine points in two of their last six contests and just four times in their 10 overall losses this season.