Mystics vs Sparks Prediction and Odds
Mystics vs Sparks Prediction and Odds: The Washington Mystics are predicted to win the upcoming game against the LA Sparks.
The upcoming back-to-back fixtures at Entertainment & Sports Arena promise an exciting clash between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Washington Mystics. With the tournament reaching its crucial stages, there is little room for error for most teams. The Sparks, currently the 9th-seeded side, will be eager to turn their fortunes around after suffering two disappointing defeats. In their last game, they faced a 69-76 loss against the New York Liberty.
The Washington Mystics are on a three-game losing streak and will be determined to avoid a fourth straight defeat when they host the Sparks. As the 7th seed, they need to get back on track before it’s too late. Their last match saw them lose 73-80 against the Atlanta Dream. The stakes are high for both teams as they seek to improve their standings in the league. Fans can expect a thrilling and competitive encounter in the upcoming games.
Mystics vs Sparks Prediction: Home-Away Stats
The Washington Mystics have won 3 of the last 5 home games.
They won against the likes of the Phoenix Mercury, Seattle Storm, and Indiana Fever. The losses came against the New York Liberty and Indiana Fever. The Mystics have a decent home record of 8-4 as of now.
In the last 5 home fixtures
- The Washington Mystics scored 87.2 points per game.
- The Washington Mystics conceded 84.2 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 4
- Number of games that ended with a difference of more than 10 points: 0
The LA Sparks have lost all their last 5 away games.
The last 5 defeats came against teams like the Dallas Wings, Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury, Atlanta Dream, and Chicago Sky. Overall, the Sparks have managed to win only 2 out of 11 away matchups this season.
In the last 5 away fixtures
- The LA Sparks scored 77.6 points per game.
- The LA Sparks conceded 89.4 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1
- Number of games that ended with a difference of more than 10 points: 1
Sparks vs Mystics Prediction: Offense and Defense Comparisons
- The LA Sparks have been scoring an average of 78.5 points per game. Their shooting accuracy stands at 42.4% from the field and 31.3% from three-point range. They have an impressive free throw success rate of 80.5%.
- The Washington Mystics have consistently scored an average of 80.8 points per game. Their shooting performance has been commendable, with a 42.6% conversion rate in field goals and a 32.3% success rate in three-pointers. Furthermore, the Mystics have been highly accurate from the free-throw line, boasting a current 83.0% free-throw success rate.
- The LA Sparks have allowed their opponents to score an average of 81.1 points per game up to this point. They have been successful in restricting their opponents’ field goal percentage to 45.4% and their three-point percentage to 31.6%. On the defensive end, the Sparks have averaged 35.5 rebounds, 8.1 steals, and 5.5 blocks per game.
- The Washington Mystics have conceded 80.3 points per game in the current season. Their opponents played with a success rate of 43.4% in field goals and 33.6% in 3-pointers. The Mystics maintained an average of 36.2 rebounds per game. The average number of steals and the average number of blocks per game are currently at 6.7 and 3.3 respectively.
Mystics vs Sparks Prediction and Odds
The Washington Mystics will start as home favorites to win this game against the LA Sparks.
The Spread and Moneyline for this contest will be released soon.
- LA Sparks: -3.5 (-112)
- Washington Mystics: +3.5 (-110)
- LA Sparks: +130
- Washington Mystics: -165
Sparks vs Mystics Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
In the history of the WNBA, the LA Sparks and the Washington Mystics have faced each other 35 times. The LA Sparks have been dominant, securing 20 victories, while the Washington Mystics have managed 15 wins.
In the most recent five meetings between the teams, the LA Sparks emerged victorious in three games, whereas the Washington Mystics won two matches. The last encounter occurred on 7 August 2022 during the previous season, with the LA Sparks prevailing with a score of 79-76.
Head-to-Head Stats: Last 5 Meetings
- Number of home games won by the Washington Mystics: 1
- Number of away games won by the LA Sparks: 1
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 162.6
- Average Number of Points scored by the LA Sparks: 80.2
- Average Number of Points scored by the Washington Mystics: 82.4
Mystics vs Sparks Prediction and Odds: Players to Watch Out
- Nneka Ogwumike (Forward): Points Per Game: 19.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 9.0 | Steals Per Game: 1.7
- Jordin Canada (Guard): Points Per Game: 13.6 | Assists Per Game: 5.9 | Steals Per Game: 1.8
- Lexie Brown (Guard): Points Per Game: 12.4 | Assists Per Game: 2.4 | Steals Per Game: 0.9
- Elena Delle Donne (Forward): Points Per Game: 18.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.0 | Steals Per Game 2.6 (Participation in the next game is subject to fitness)
- Brittney Sykes (Guard): Points Per Game: 14.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.8 | Steals Per Game: 2.2
- Natasha Cloud (Guard): Points Per Game: 12.5 | Assists Per Game: 6.0 | Steals Per Game: 1.1
Mystics vs Sparks Prediction: Last Game Analysis
In their last game against the New York Liberty, the LA Sparks suffered a defeat on the road. Despite being ahead by 4 points entering the fourth quarter, they struggled to score in the final 10 minutes and managed only 15 points. The Liberty capitalized on Vandersloot’s impressive performance to secure a convincing victory. The Sparks’ shooting accuracy was disappointing, particularly in 3-pointers, where they only managed 34.3%. They were also outrebounded 40-35 by New York.
Nneka Ogwumike led the scoring for the Sparks with 20 points. She also added 8 rebounds. Jordin Canada scored 13 points with 3 rebounds and 6 assists.
The Washington Mystics’ losing streak persisted as they suffered a disappointing defeat against the Atlanta Dream in their last game. The absence of key starters such as Elena Delle Donne, Ariel Atkins, and Shakira Austin proved to be a significant disadvantage for the Mystics. Washington faced challenges with their shooting performance throughout the match and also fell short in the fast break points, losing 11-19 in that aspect of the game.
Brittney Sykes tried her best for Washington as she secured 25 points. Tianna Hawkins gave a praiseworthy contribution of 17 points with 10 rebounds.
Mystics vs Sparks Winner Prediction
- Home Advantage: Mystics
- Offensive Advantage: Mystics
- Defensive Advantage: Parity
- Overall: Mystics to win
The LA Sparks are facing a crucial challenge as they strive to overcome their struggles in away games and elevate their position in the league standings. On the other hand, the Washington Mystics are expected to have the upper hand as they play on their home turf. The Mystics will be relying on the fitness of their key players as they look forward to the next game.
As per the predictions and odds, the Washington Mystics are expected to win this contest.