Connecticut Sun vs. Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, Odds and Game Preview – June 18

The Los Angeles Sparks (4-10) aim to end a three-game losing skid when visiting the Connecticut Sun (12-1) on June 18, 2024 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

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Spread: Sun (+13) to Cover

  • The DraftKings line for this game has the Sun favored by 13, while the model predicts they’ll win by considerably more (16.8 points). Put your money on the Sun.
  • The Sun are 7-6-0 against the spread this season.
  • In games it has played as at least 13-point favorites this season, Connecticut is 1-0 against the spread.
  • The Sparks are 5-8-1 against the spread this season.
  • In games it has played as at least a 13-point underdog this season, Los Angeles is 1-0 against the spread.

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Total: Over 153.5

  • The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 3.2 points lower than the model projection.
  • This year, the Sun games have gone over 153.5 points scored, their current matchup’s over/under, eight (out of 13) times.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over 153.5 total points scored in 10 of 14 total matchups this season.
  • Sun games have hit the over in seven out of 14 opportunities (50%).
  • Sparks games have gone over the point total in six out of 14 opportunities (42.9%).

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Moneyline Winner: Sun (-1111)

  • Prediction: Sun 87, Sparks 70
  • Connecticut has been favored on the moneyline 12 times this season, and has won all of those games.

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Sun Leaders

  • The leader in rebounds and assists for the Sun is Alyssa Thomas, who pulls down 10.0 boards and distributes 8.2 assists per game to go with a 12.8 PPG scoring average.
  • Connecticut’s leading scorer is DeWanna Bonner, who tallies 17.6 points a game in addition to her 6.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
  • Tyasha Harris makes more threes per game than any other member of the Sun, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 1.7 per contest.
  • Thomas and Olivia Nelson-Ododa lead Connecticut on the defensive end, with Thomas leading the team in steals, averaging 1.6 per game, and Nelson-Ododa in blocks, averaging 0.8 per contest.

Sparks Leaders

  • Dearica Hamby holds the top spot on the Sparks leaderboards for scoring (19.0 per game), rebounds (11.1 per game), and assists (3.6 per game).
  • Kia Nurse is consistent from deep and leads the Sparks with 1.5 made threes per game.
  • Los Angeles’ leader in steals is Hamby with 1.6 per game, and its leader in blocks is Cameron Brink with 2.4 per game.

Sparks Injuries

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

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

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