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Liberty & Sparks Will Not Light Up The Scoreboard

The Los Angeles Sparks host the New York Liberty, who try to avoid their 11th consecutive road loss on Saturday night.
 
Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 PM ET
 
Coverage: NBATV
 
Staples Center
 
The Liberty had won two in a row before suffering a tough 100-65 road loss against the Aces last night. Kia Nurse led the Liberty with 12 points and they shot just 32.4 percent (22-for-68) and a poor 3-for-21 (14.3 percent) from beyond the arc and turned the ball over 15 times, while the Aces were 33-for-61 from the field (54.1 percent).
 
Chelsea Gray had 21 points and a season-high nine assists to help the Sparks beat the Mercury 85-68 last night. Los Angeles outscored Phoenix 24-14 in the third quarter and they shot 51.5 percent. Gray, who is averaging a career-high 16.5 points per game, was 4-for-6 from 3-point range and Nneka Ogwumike scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half.
 
Gray scored a career-high 29 points for a Sparks team that rallied from five down with 4:42 left in the game to score 10 consecutive points and get a 78-73 road win against the Liberty on June 4. 
 
Tina Charles (19.1 points per game) had 21 points for the Liberty in that first meeting with the Sparks but she was held to six points against the Aces and she's averaging just 9.0 points in her last two games.
 
WNBA Trends:
 
The Under is:
 
4-0 in New York's last four games against Western Conference opponents
 
4-1 in New York's last five overall
 
8-3 in New York's last 11 games when playing the second game of a back-to-back
 
18-8 in New York's last 26 games against a team with a winning straight up record
 
14-2 in Los Angeles' last 16 games against a team with a losing straight up record
 
19-7-1 in Los Angeles' last 27 Saturday games
 
5-2 in Los Angeles' last seven games after an ATS win
 
40-17 in Los Angeles' last 57 home games
 
4-1 in the last five meetings
 
5-2 in the last seven meetings in Los Angeles
 
The Liberty will be missing Bria Hartley (personal) and Kiah Stokes (personal), while Rebecca Allen (hand) is likely out at least two more weeks. The Sparks have ruled out Candace Parker (hamstring) and Alana Beard (leg) is also sidelined. Both teams played last night and with all this talent out, Under is the play.
 
WNBA Pick: Under 158 (-110) at Jazz Sports
 
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