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WNBA Expert Picks Today: Sun vs. Sparks – preview and free pick

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On Thursday, the Connecticut Sun are playing against the Los Angeles Sparks inside the Staples Center tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET; WNBA expert picks are available. This contest can be watched live on NBATV. The Sun are projected to beat the Sparks by at least 10 points.

They are 9.5-point favorites. In the previous ten games played head-to-head, Connecticut is 7-3 versus Los Angeles. On August 28, 2021, the last time these teams faced off, the Sun won 76-61 over the Sparks. The table odds down below were retrieved from Bovada.

Sun vs. Sparks – preview, prediction and free pick

On Tuesday, the Sun defeated the Dallas Wings 83-56. In this matchup, forward Brionna Jones led Connecticut in scoring, ending her performance with 18 points and 10 rebounds in 28 minutes played. Both Briann January and Natisha Hiedeman finished their showings with 13 points. Dallas were held to only 25 points in the first half. Based on defense alone, the Sun did their job efficiently. The team is entering this matchup with a record of 22-6 for the season.

Furthermore, last Thursday, in the Sparks’ 66-57 loss against the Minnesota Lynx, forward Nneka Ogwumike had 16 points, 10 rebounds and one assist in 38 minutes. Guard Erica Wheeler also had 16 points, along with two rebounds and seven assists in 36 minutes on the court. One puzzling, notable factor that led to their nine-point loss was the team being held to only four points in the fourth quarter. They failed to generate enough momentum in the second half, causing them to drop to 10-18.

Injuries:

Sun: Alyssa Thomas is out indefinitely due to a torn Achilles tendon.

Sparks: Kristi Toliver is out indefinitely because of a hand injury. Additionally, Chiney Ogwumike, the younger sister of Nneka, is listed as questionable due to her knee. Jasmine Walker is also out for the season.

Moreover, the Sun are 8-6-1 against the spread while playing on the road this season. They are also 9-6 straight up in away games as well. For other notable betting trends, Connecticut is on an eight-game winning streak. The total has gone under in nine of their past 12 games played. Not to mention, the total has gone under in five of the team’s last four road games.

As for the Sparks, they are 8-6 ATS while playing at home and 7-7 at home overall this season. Plus, they are 1-4 ATS in their previous five games. Not only has the total gone under in four of their last five contests, the total has gone under in five of the Sparks’ past six home games. Pick Connecticut to win and expect the total to go over 144 this time. WNBA expert picks are accessible daily.

James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers to win money.

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