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Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks Betting Preview

The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks are set to meet up on Wednesday night as a part of the Commissioner’s Cup in the WNBA. This will be the first of four meetings this season between the Lynx and Sparks, and it’s been a very different start. 

Minnesota comes into this game with a record of 6-2, and this team has won two straight games ahead of this matchup. The Lynx look like one of the best teams in the Western Conference, but they have to continue to prove that moving forward. 

It’s been a rough start for the Los Angeles Sparks as they have gone just 2-6 through the first eight games of the year. Los Angeles has shown some signs of breaking out this season, but the Sparks have gone just 1-4 in their last five games. 

The betting odds for this game have the Minnesota Lynx as 7.5-point betting favorites, and the over/under line is set at 160.5 total points. 

No Stopping the Lynx

The Minnesota Lynx come into this game averaging over 86 points per game, and that is one of the best scoring averages in the league. Minnesota is shooting 46 percent from the field, and their fast pace puts pressure on defenses. 

Forward Napheesa Collier is leading the way with 21.4 points per game for Minnesota, but this team has some balance on offense. Minnesota is facing a bad defensive team in this game, and that should allow them to get some stops. 

Not only have the Lynx been scoring points this season, but they are also allowing just 77 points per game. It has been a great start to the year for Minnesota, and that will be a key in this game. 

Sparks Can’t Score

The Los Angeles Sparks would prefer to try to win some games on offense, but this team just hasn’t been able to make shots this season. Los Angeles is scoring just 77.3 points per game, and that’s not going to be good enough. 

Forward Dearica Hamby is leading the way with 20.9 points per game, but she will be facing a ton of defense in this matchup. Los Angeles will have to shoot the ball well from the perimeter, but that’s not a strength. 

Los Angeles will look to slow down the pace in this matchup for a chance to put the pressure on the Lynx. 

Lynx Smash the Sparks

The Los Angeles Sparks have been a bad defensive team all season long, and that is going to lead to some issues against Minnesota. Los Angeles just hasn’t proven that they can get enough stops to win this game, and it will get away from them. 

Minnesota has been extremely explosive all season long, and that offense should put on another display in this game. The Lynx have also proven that they can be great on defense, and that will allow them to get some separation. 

Bet the Minnesota Lynx at -7.5 to win this game and also take the over 160.5 total points in this matchup.

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