Seattle Storm vs Los Angeles Sparks WNBA 2023 odds, predictions, rosters, where to watch, and more
The Storm vs Sparks matchup will be played on Saturday night. Both teams have played rather poor basketball so far in the season, combining for only two wins in seven games.
The LA Sparks will host the game. They are 2-2 so far in the season and 1-1 at home. The Seattle Storm, on the other hand, are looking for their first victory of the season. They've played three games so far, but are 0-3.
The Storm were 22-14 last season, but losing Breanna Stewart turned out to be huge for them. While they were blown out by the Las Vegas Aces in their first game of the season, they lost the last two games by an average margin of six points.
Seattle will look for its first victory with the Storm vs Sparks matchup
The Storm vs Sparks matchup will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Saturday night. The game will begin at 10 p.m. Eastern Time, and basketball fans will be able to watch it on CBS Sports Network.
Additionally, WNBA fans can watch the upcoming matchup on Fubo TV, as well as the WNBA League Pass.
This will be the first road game for the Seattle Shock, who've lost all of their games at home. All eyes will be on Jewell Loyd, who leads the WNBA in scoring this season with 26.0 points per game.
The Storm will likely start Yvonne Turner next to Loyd in the backcourt, while Ezi Magbegor and Kia Nurse will be the two starting forwards. Finally, Mercedes Russell, who had 10 points in the last game, will be the starting center.
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The LA Sparks, on the other hand, will be without Jasmine Thomas and Azura Stevens. Nneka Ogwumike will start at the center, while Chiney Ogwumike and Dearica Hamby will likely get the most minutes at forward spots.
With Thomas out, we expect Lexie Brown and Jordin Canada to be starting guards in the Storm vs Sparks game.
The Sparks are favorites to win the game, which comes as no surprise considering that Seattle hasn't won a single game so far in the season. Here are the odds for the upcoming matchup:
- Against the spread: Storm +5.50 (-110), Sparks -5.5 (-110)
- Moneyline: Storm +194, Sparks -245
- Total points (166.5): Over (-112), Under (-108)
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The Storm vs Sparks could go down the wire, but the home team will likely get a victory in the end. The Sparks are one of the best offensive teams in the league, which is why we predict a 93-82 victory for them.