[9:05 PM] Lynx @ Sparks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Minnesota Lynx (28-6)

@ Los Angeles Sparks (26-8)


Current odds:

Minnesota Lynx: (+117)

Los Angeles Sparks: (-129)


The line for this game is Sparks by 2.5 points.

Minnesota won Game 2 on Tuesday night, 79-60, finally pulling away in what had been a close series until the second quarter on Tuesday. Game 3 is Friday at the Galen Center.

The Lynx have been in a similar position not only in recovering from a blown Game 1. Minnesota’s core has been around during their championship runs. Augustus, Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and Rebekkah Brunson have been key players on each of the championship teams. Even relative newcomer Sylvia Fowles has played nine WNBA seasons and was on last year’s title team, winning the Finals MVP. Los Angeles features one player with Finals experience in seldom-used center Ann Wauters.

Los Angeles led the league during the regular season by shooting 48.7 percent from the floor. On Tuesday, the Sparks shot just 32.9 percent (23 of 70). League MVP Nneka Ogwumike took just six shots, making five in a 14-point performance.

Moore, who was third in MVP voting behind Ogwumike and New York’s Tina Charles, was the star of Game 2. Moore scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the game, and keyed a 17-3 lead in the second quarter as the Lynx took control of the game and changed the outlook of the series.


StreakSmarts Pick: Minnesota Lynx

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick