Los Angeles Sparks vs. Washington Mystics Prediction, Odds and Game Preview – July 2

The Los Angeles Sparks (4-14) will be trying to stop a seven-game losing skid when hosting the Washington Mystics (4-15) on July 2, 2024 at Crypto.com Arena.

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Spread: Mystics (+2) to Cover

  • The model favors the Sparks by 0.9 points, just 1.1 fewer than the 2-point spread set by DraftKings.
  • The Mystics are 12-6-1 against the spread this year.
  • In games this season in which it was an underdog by 2 points or more, Washington has an 11-6-1 record against the spread.
  • The Sparks’ ATS record is 8-9-1 this season.
  • Los Angeles is 0-1-1 against the spread when favored by 2 points or more this season.

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Total: Under 163

  • DraftKings and the model are extremely close in their point total projections for this contest, within 0.3 points of each other.
  • The Sparks and their opponent have combined to score over 163 points, the current matchup’s over/under, in nine of 18 games this season.
  • Washington has played in 12 games this season (63.2% of opportunities) in which the teams combined to score more than 163 points.
  • Nine of the Sparks’ 19 games with a set total have hit the over (47.4%).
  • Mystics games have gone over the point total in 11 out of 19 opportunities (57.9%).

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Moneyline Winner: Sparks (-125)

  • Prediction: Sparks 82, Mystics 81
  • Los Angeles has been a moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and split the two games.

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Sparks Leaders

  • Dearica Hamby leads the Sparks in scoring and rebounding, putting up 18.4 points and 10.3 boards per game.
  • Los Angeles’ best passer is Aari McDonald, who averages 3.8 assists per game to go with her 8.6 PPG scoring average.
  • Kia Nurse makes more threes per game than any other member of the Sparks, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.6 per contest.
  • Hamby and Cameron Brink lead Los Angeles on the defensive end, with Hamby leading the team in steals, averaging 1.5 per game, and Brink in blocks, averaging 2.3 per contest.

Sparks Injuries

Name Game Status Injury
Lexie Brown Out Chron’S Disease
Cameron Brink Out For Season Acl
Julie Allemand Out For Season Ankle
Azurá Stevens Out Arm

Mystics Leaders

  • Ariel Atkins scores 14.4 points per game and is the top scorer for the Mystics.
  • Washington’s leader in rebounds is Aaliyah Edwards with 6.3 per game, and its leader in assists is Julie Vanloo with 5.4 per game.
  • Stefanie Dolson knocks down 2.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Mystics.
  • Washington’s leader in steals is Atkins with 1.5 per game, and its leader in blocks is Edwards with 1.1 per game.

Mystics Injuries

Name Game Status Injury
Shakira Austin Out Hip
Brittney Sykes Out Foot
Karlie Samuelson Out Hand

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

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