LA Sparks vs New York Liberty Preview and Prediction for June 20 | 2024 WNBA Regular Season

Los Angeles Sparks v New York Liberty
LA Sparks vs New York Liberty Preview and Prediction for June 20 | 2024 WNBA Regular Season

The LA Sparks vs New York Liberty matchup is one of the two WNBA regular-season games scheduled for Thursday. This will be the first game between them this season.

The two teams are having contrasting seasons, as the Liberty are second in the East with a 12-3 record, while the Sparks are fifth in the West with a 4-11 record. New York, however, lost its last game to the Las Vegas Aces. The Sparks have lost four on the trot.

LA Sparks vs New York Liberty game details and odds

The LA Sparks vs New York Liberty game is scheduled for 7 EDT on Thursday, June 20, at Barclays Center. The game will be broadcast nationally on Amazon Prime. It will also be broadcast locally on WWOR-My9. It will also be streamed live on Liberty Live. The game won’t be available on WNBA League Pass until it concludes, then it will be made available on demand.

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

Spread: Sparks (+14.5) vs. Liberty (-14.5)

Total (O/U): Sparks -110 (o164) vs. Liberty -110 (u164)

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 New York Liberty preview

The two teams have met 61 times, with the Sparks leading the all-time series 31-30. New York swept last season’s series 3-0. It has won five games on the trot dating back to 2022.

LA Sparks vs New York Liberty injury reports and starting lineups

The Sparks were dealt a massive blow when Cameron Brink went down with an ACL injury against the Connecticut Sun. LA continues to be without Azura Stevens (arm) as well. LA coach Curt Miller should start:

PG: Layshia Clarendon SG: Kia Nurse SF: Rickea Jackson PF: Stephanie Talbot C: Dearica Hamby

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

New York will be without Nyara Sabally (back injury) and Courtney Vandersllot (personal reasons) on Thursday. Liberty coach Sandy Brondello should start:

PG: Sabrina Ionescu SG: Betnijah Laney-Hamilton SF: Breanna Stewart PF: Kayla Thornton C: Jonquel Jones

The Liberty’s key bench players should be Kennedy Burke and Leonie Fiebich.

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

LA Sparks vs New York Liberty prediction

The Liberty are playing at home and they should win this game easily. They are favored by a huge margin and should cover the spread in all likelihood. The Sparks could struggle to score, thus the team total should be under 164 points.

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Edited by Rajdeep Barman
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