New York Liberty vs. Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, Odds and Game Preview – June 20

Dearica Hamby and the Los Angeles Sparks (4-11) face Breanna Stewart and the New York Liberty (12-3) on June 20, 2024 at Barclays Center on Prime Video, WWOR, and Liberty Live.

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Spread: Liberty (+14.5) to Cover

  • The model projects the Liberty to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by slightly more points (15.2 to 14.5).
  • The Liberty have gone 6-9-0 ATS this season.
  • New York is winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 14.5-point favorites.
  • The Sparks are 6-8-1 ATS this season.
  • Los Angeles is 1-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least a 14.5-point underdog.

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Total: Under 167

  • In this matchup, the model projects a total (162.6 points) marginally lower than the DraftKings over/under (167 points).
  • Liberty games have gone over 167 points scored, their current matchup’s point total, eight times (out of 15) this season.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over 167 total points scored in six of 15 total matchups this year.
  • The teams have hit the over in eight of the Liberty’s 15 games with a set total.
  • The Sparks have gone over in six of their 15 games with a set total (40%).

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Moneyline Winner: Liberty (-1429)

  • Prediction: Liberty 89, Sparks 74
  • Los Angeles has entered the game as the underdog 13 times this season and won three, or 23.1%, of those games.

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Liberty Leaders

  • Stewart leads the Liberty in scoring and rebounding, putting up 19.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
  • New York’s best passer is Sabrina Ionescu, who averages 6.1 assists per game to go with her 17.7 PPG scoring average.
  • Ionescu leads the Liberty in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Stewart and Jonquel Jones lead New York on the defensive end, with Stewart leading the team in steals, averaging 2.1 per game, and Jones in blocks, averaging 1.5 per contest.

Sparks Leaders

  • Hamby holds the top spot on the Sparks leaderboards for scoring (18.3 per game), rebounds (10.7 per game), and assists (3.6 per game).
  • Kia Nurse is the most prolific from distance for the Sparks, hitting 1.5 threes per game.
  • Los Angeles’ leader in steals is Hamby with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Cameron Brink with 2.3 per game.

Sparks Injuries

Name Game Status Injury
Julie Allemand Out For Season Ankle
Azurá Stevens Out Arm
Cameron Brink Out For Season Acl

All stats in this article refer to the 2024 regular season.

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