[3:00 PM] Sparks @ Lynx

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Sparks (26-8)

@ Minnesota Lynx (28-6)


Current odds:

Los Angeles Sparks: (+215)

Minnesota Lynx: (-265)


The line for this game is Lynx by 6.5 points.

The Lynx are the defending champions and have won the league title three times in the last five years. The core group of players during Minnesota’s dominant run — Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen — is back for more against a Sparks club that hasn’t clinched a title since 2002.

The first time the two teams met in the regular season was a battle of unbeatens. The Lynx were 12-0 at the time and the Sparks were 11-0. It marked the first time in professional American sports that two undefeated teams met with at least 10 wins and no losses.

The matchup features plenty of star power on both sides. Moore and Los Angeles’ Candace Parker are both former MVPs, and the Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike finished third in the league in points per game during the regular season (19.7).

Minnesota was 2-1 in the three games against Los Angeles this season. That record means little now, though, in this best-of-five series.


StreakSmarts Pick: Minnesota Lynx

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick