WNBA Preview: Las Vegas Aces at Los Angeles Sparks predictions, picks and best bets

The Las Vegas Aces (6-4) square off against the Los Angeles Sparks (4-6) in a rematch of the opening-night battle on the Strip. The Aces blasted the Sparks 83-70 as Vegas covered as a 2 1/2-point favorite with the under connecting.

Odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook; for a full-set of today’s sports betting odds, access them at USA TODAY Sports.

Las Vegas Aces at Los Angeles Sparks: By the Numbers

  • The Aces limp into this one with a 1-5-1 against the spread mark over their past seven games on the road, and they’re 2-5-1 ATS in the past eight against Western Conference foes.
  • A’ja Wilson (15.4 points, 2.3 assists and 1.5 blocked shots per game), Kayla McBride (15.2 PPG, 2.4 APG, and 1.0 SPG) and Liz Cambage (14.2 PPG and 7.4 RPG) have formed a formidable ‘Big Three’, and they’re starting to live up to their preseason championship favorite hype.
  • Chelsea Gray has been on fire to start, going for 13.9 PPG and 4.7 APG through 10 games. Nneka Ogwumike (14.0 PPG, 9.5 RPG, and 1.6 APG) and Chiney Ogwumike (12.6 PPG, 6.9 RPG, and 1.2 SPG) have also jelled nicely together.
  • The Sparks are 0-4 ATS in the past four games overall, and 3-9 ATS across the past 12 starts at home.
  • The under is 6-2 in the past eight overall for Vegas while going 10-4 in its last 14 road contests.
  • The under is 36-15 in the past 51 home games for L.A., And the under is 19-7 in the past 26 meetings in SoCal against the Aces while going 9-3 in the past 12 meetings overall in this series.
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    Las Vegas Aces at Los Angeles Sparks: Key Injuries

    Sparks F Maria Vadeeva (personal) is the only player listed on either side. She will be sidelined until at least mid-July.

    Las Vegas Aces at Los Angeles Sparks: Picks and Betting Tips

    Moneyline/Spread: The Aces (-140) started out just 2-3 SU/ATS, but they have recovered to win four of their past five games overall. The Sparks (+120) are in freefall, losers of four in a row, and they’re also 0-4 ATS during the span. The spread is -2.5 for Vegas ( -110), and the Aces are the play in this one due to the presence of the Big Three and the fact they’re playing so well.

    Over/under: The UNDER (158, -110) has connected in nine of the past 12 in this series, and 19 of the past 26 meetings in Los Angeles. Keep thumping the under until L.A. Shows more signs of life on the offensive end.

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