LA Sparks vs Connecticut Sun Preview and Prediction for June 18 | 2024 WNBA Regular Season

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LA Sparks vs Connecticut Sun Preview and Prediction for June 18 | 2024 WNBA Regular Season

The LA Sparks vs Connecticut Sun matchup is one of the two WNBA regular-season games scheduled for Tuesday. This will be the first game between the two teams this season.

The Sun have been flying high and have the best record in the league at 12-1. They lead the Eastern Conference by 0.5 games. The Sparks have gotten off to a 4-10 start and are placed fifth in the Western Conference.

LA Sparks vs Connecticut Sun game details and odds

The LA Sparks vs Connecticut Sun game is scheduled for 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 18, at Mohegan Sun Arena. The game will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Boston. It will also be streamed live on WNBA League Pass.

Moneyline: Sparks (+750) vs. Sun (-1200)

Spread: Sparks (+12.5) vs. Sun (-12.5)

Total (O/U): Sparks -110 (o155.5) vs. Sun -110 (u155.5)

Editor's note: The odds could change close to the game. The odds listed were as per available information at the time of writing.

LA Sparks vs Connecticut Sun preview

The two teams have met 55 times in the regular season, with LA leading the all-time series 28-27. However, recent history is lopsided and in Connecticut’s favor, as the Sun won the previous nine matchups between the teams. They have also been dominant at home, with a 16-11 record.

LA Sparks vs Connecticut Sun injury reports and starting lineups

The Sparks continue to be without Azura Stevens, who is out with an arm injury. LA coach Curt Miller should start:

PG: Layshia Clarendon SG: Kia Nurse SF: Rickea Jackson PF: Cameron Brink C: Dearica Hamby

The Sparks’ key bench contributors should be Aari McDonald, Lexie Brown and Li Yueru.

The Sun’s Moriah Jefferson is out with an ankle injury. Connecticut coach Stephanie White should start:

PG: Tyasha Harris SG: Dijonai Carrington SF: DeWanna Bonner PF: Alyssa Thomas C: Brionna Jones

Connecticut’s main bench players should be Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Rachel Banham and Tiffany Mitchell.

Editor’s note: These are predicted starting lineups, which could change depending on the availability of players uncertain to play.

LA Sparks vs Connecticut Sun prediction

The oddsmakers favor the Sun to win this game at home by a huge margin and rightly so. This has the potential to become a blowout if the Sparks don’t come out strong in the opening quarter. Expect Connecticut to cover the spread for a win. While it won’t be that high scoring, the Sun should make enough baskets to take the team total past 155.5 points.

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Edited by Rajdeep Barman
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