[8:02 PM] Sparks @ Lynx

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Sparks (26-8)

@ Minnesota Lynx (28-6)


Current odds:

Los Angeles Sparks: (+260)

Minnesota Lynx: (-323)


Down 1-0 in the WNBA Finals, the Lynx find themselves with work to do against the Los Angeles Sparks following L.A.’s 78-76 victory in Sunday’s Game 1.

Los Angeles’ defense was a big reason the Sparks emerged victorious in Game 1. Brian Agler’s team forced 16 Minnesota turnovers and converted those into 18 points at the other end.

It’s unlikely that the Sparks will hold Lynx leading scorer Maya Moore scoreless in the first half Tuesday like they did Sunday, but another stout defensive effort against Moore and Co. certainly will be key for taking a 2-0 series lead.

Los Angeles is in search of its first WNBA title since 2002. The current core of players is not as battle tested in the Finals like Minnesota. The Lynx are winners of three of the last five WNBA championships and are trying to become just the second franchise to win four titles.

That quest for a fourth ring has already gotten off to a bumpy start for Minnesota after losing at the buzzer on Sunday. Los Angeles hopes to keep that momentum going.


StreakSmarts Pick: TBD

Confidence: TBD

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