2016 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
October 04, 2016
Los Angeles at Chicago
Tuesday 10/04 08:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Los Angeles -7 (-115) (risk 1 to return 1.87) RESULT: WIN
Chicago comes off a season-saving win in Game 3, but this is a far more difficult spot. Chicago went with a zone the last game as they had no other options left after getting smoked in Games 1 and 2, 95-75 and 99-84. Even with the zone, talented Los Angeles led 23-14 after win. The Sparks simply went ice cold the rest of the way, including eight points in the third. The Los Angeles trio of league MVP Nneka Ogwumike, Candace Parker and Jantel Lavender decimated the Sky in the first two games, and the Sparks' interior strength was dominating early on in the third game, too. They even won the battle of the boards in Game 3 by +6. The Sparks are tops in the WNBA defensively in points allowed, tops in assists and fourth in rebounds. Chicago is a .500 team the last 10 games with a soft defense (#11 in the WNBA in points allowed), plus the loss of star Elena Delle Donne will definitely hurt. After scoring 99 and 95 points in the first two games, Los Angeles will bounce back after scoring just 66 the last contest. And the Sparks are on an 8-2 ATS run against Chicago. Play the L.A. Sparks.