Lynx vs Sparks WNBA odds, picks and predictions tonight

Lynx vs Sparks WNBA odds, picks and predictions tonight


Our WNBA betting picks and predictions remind you not to be fooled by the similar records of these two teams. The Lynx are the better team and will prove it with a win and cover tonight.

If your favorite basketball teams growing up were Pat Riley’s New York Knicks or Bad Boy’s Detroit Pistons, tonight’s WNBA matchup between the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks is a must-see. These groups are absolute bruisers.

The odds are high for the Lynx and Sparks, as both teams are on the outside looking into the playoff picture with single-digit games left on the schedule.

Our WNBA picks and predictions take on Minnesota in this old-school showdown.

Lynx vs Sparks odds

This odds widget represents the best odds available from regulated sportsbooks for each betting market.

The spread has seen a lot of activity, with the Los Angeles Sparks opening as -1 point favorites but now listed as +1 dogs at most books. The total opened at 167.5 and showed a slight decline to 166.5.

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Lynx vs Sparks predictions

In the year Predictions for 7/31/2022 at 2:30 AM Click on each prediction to jump to a full analysis.

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Linux vs Sparks information

• Location: Arena, Los Angeles, CA • Date: Sunday, July 31, 2022 • Tip-off: 7:00 PM ET • TV: NBA TV

Lynx vs Sparks betting preview

Key disadvantages

Lynx: Jessica Shepherd C (probable).Sparks: Lexie Brown G (questionable).Find our latest WNBA injury reports.

To know the betting trend

The Sparks are 1-6 overall in their last seven games against the spread. For Lynx vs. Sparks Find more WNBA betting trends.

Lynx vs Sparks picks and predictions

Our side and overall predictions are based on linear and overall analysis of this game. Our top picks are our favorite picks across all markets.

Spread the analysis

Both the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks are an uninspiring 5-5 in their last 10 games, but don’t let that fool you into thinking they’re evenly matched. During that 10-game stretch, the Sparks’ best wins were against any other sub-.500 team, while the Lynx beat two of the best teams in the WNBA in the Las Vegas Aces and Chicago Sky.

These two teams build their game from the inside out, but the Lynx are more successful doing exactly that. Minnesota, fittingly for a team that prizes color presence above all else, has the second-best rebounding rate in the league. Sparks theoretically have the same objectives, but their regeneration performance is a third worse.

Both are top 4 in the paint, but with the recent departure of Liz Cambage, there’s good reason to think the Sparks are about to see a big drop in that area. Los Angeles forces a good number of turnovers and scores well (the Lynx are vulnerable), but that alone isn’t enough to favor them.

While the Sparks seem to find ways to be more combustible each week on and off the court, the Lynx have quietly become competitive. They’re 5-1 against the spread in their last seven road games, while the Sparks’ unenviable 1-6 ATS record in their last seven games all point to Minnesota coming off this one.

Lock them up now before this line moves even more in Minnesota’s favor than it already has.

Prediction: Lynx -1 (-110 on Betway)

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Over/under analysis

When I say these groups are old school, I mean both praise and criticism. They’re physical, they play hard around the basket, and Sylvia Foles and Neka Oguwmike are two of them who can do that.

However, by leaving too many points on the board, the rivalry could be exacerbated by their reluctance to hit 3-pointers, possibly playing against each other. In a typical game, both dare their opponents to three shots, but when pitted against each other, they find few willing suitors.

The Sparks shoot fewer threes than any team in the WNBA, and if Lexie Brown isn’t good to go, they’ll shoot a few more against Minnesota. Even if Brown was cleared to play at the last minute, shooters generate power with their legs and an ankle that isn’t 100% is always going to be a hindrance.

Shooting means less spacing, and that plays right into Lynx’s hands. If you can’t spread the Lynx, you’ll be covering your offense more often than not.

Both teams will want to score in the paint and emphasize guarding it, and this could be a low-scoring game because the offenses aren’t top-notch even when they’re doing well.

Prediction: Under 166.5 (-110 on Betway)

Best bet

Records can be deceiving. At 11-19, the Lynx have significantly reduced their point differential to -1.4 and have a 14-16 win/loss record.

The Sparks managed to win more than their expected total, which is a reversal of their 10th place finish.

The Lynx have been the better team between the two all season despite not playing that way in the standings, and especially against each other, their similar strengths and weaknesses strongly suggest the Lynx cover.

Pick: Lynx -1 (-110 on Betway)

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