Minnesota Lynx vs. Los Angeles Sparks: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 5, 2024

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Jun 5, 2024 8:10 AM
The Minnesota Lynx, riding high on a 6-2 overall record, heads to the crypto.com Arena on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, to take on the Los Angeles Sparks in a WNBA Commissioner's Cup matchup. The Lynx, led by a strong 2-1 road record, will look to capitalize on the Sparks' struggling 1-3 home record. Can the Lynx keep their momentum going against the Sparks, who are still seeking their first conference win?
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Lynx vs Sparks statistics

Stat Lynx Sparks
Streak W2 L2
Last Ten Games 6-2 2-6
Points Per Game 86.4 77.3
Rebounds Per Game 34.9 33.0
Assists Per Game 24.0 19.0
Blocks Per Game 6.0 3.5
Steals Per Game 11.0 7.0
Field Goal % 45.9 43.1
Three Point % 38.6 35.4
Points Against 77.4 82.9

Los Angeles Sparks recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/2/24 @ Phoenix Mercury L 87-68
5/30/24 @ Chicago Sky L 83-73
5/28/24 @ Indiana Fever W 88-82
5/26/24 vs Dallas Wings L 84-83
5/24/24 vs Indiana Fever L 78-73

Minnesota Lynx recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/2/24 vs Dallas Wings W 87-76
5/31/24 vs Phoenix Mercury W 95-71
5/29/24 vs Las Vegas Aces L 80-66
5/26/24 @ Atlanta Dream W 92-79
5/25/24 vs New York Liberty W 84-67

Lynx vs Sparks predictions

When the Minnesota Lynx hit the court against the Los Angeles Sparks, all eyes will likely be on Napheesa Collier. Fresh off a stellar season, Collier has been on fire, averaging an incredible 21.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game. Her ability to dominate both ends of the floor makes her the player to watch. Also, don’t overlook Courtney Williams, whose playmaking skills have been crucial for the Lynx. With an impressive 5.8 assists per game, her ability to distribute the basketball effectively could really set the tone for Minnesota in this matchup.

Shifting focus to the Los Angeles Sparks, Dearica Hamby will be the central figure after her phenomenal 23-point performance in their last game. Hamby has been a consistent powerhouse for the Sparks, leading the team with an average of 20.9 points and 11.6 rebounds per game. Her versatility and scoring ability will be vital for Los Angeles if they want to improve their standing in the Western Conference. It will be intriguing to see if she can maintain her momentum and keep the Sparks competitive against a tough Lynx squad.

Considering the current dynamics and player performances, the Minnesota Lynx seem to have the upper hand in the upcoming game. With their stronger overall record and key players like Collier and Williams in great form, the Lynx are poised to control the game. Although the Sparks have the home-court advantage and a standout star in Hamby, Minnesota’s depth and consistency might just be too much for Los Angeles to handle this time around. So, if I had to put my money on it, I’d lean towards a Lynx victory in what promises to be an exciting contest.

Los Angeles Sparks injuries

  • Lexie Brown (G): Day-To-Day
  • Layshia Clarendon (G): Out
  • Azura Stevens (F): Out

Minnesota Lynx injuries

  • Diamond Miller (F): Out

Lynx vs Sparks game info

Venue crypto.com Arena
Location Los Angeles, CA
Tip-off Wed 10:00 PM

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