2013 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
September 04, 2013
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Los Angeles at Minnesota
Wednesday 09/04 08:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Los Angeles +7.5 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1) RESULT: loss
1.5 units on Game Total UNDER 161 -103 (risk 1.5 to return 1.5) RESULT: win
The Los Angeles Sparks need a win here to close to within a half a game of the Lynx. Minnesota has been just 5-4 in their last nine games, and despite winning their last four, those wins all came at the expense of losing teams. The fact is that Minnesota has only faced two winning teams in their last 17 contests - losing both. LA has been playing at the higher level at 9-2 over their last 11, and certainly have the personnel to hang tough or win here. Minnesota is also just 1-4 ATS in their last five vs. a winning team. Take the points and play on Los Angeles. There is going to be a boatload of offensive talent on the floor tonight that often leaves the impression that the game will be a track meet. Don't forget that these teams will be playing with intensity, and both can play defense. Remember that these teams have combined to play 3-0 to the UNDER in their first three meetings and the loser has averaged just 63 points per game in the three earlier meetings, and there is more on the line for this one. This series has also produced four straight UNDERs. Go with LA and take the UNDER.
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