Dallas Wings vs LA Sparks: Prediction, Starting Lineups and Odds | 2024 WNBA Season (May 26)

Dallas Wings vs LA Sparks: Game details, preview, odds, prediction and more
Dallas Wings vs LA Sparks: Game details, preview, odds, prediction and more

The road-weary Dallas Wings continue their exacting early season schedule with a trip to Hollywood to take on the LA Sparks. Dallas, which whipped the Phoenix Mercury 107-92 in its last game, will be hoping it has enough in the tank on Sunday. Arike Ogunbowale and Co. will be playing their second night of a back-to-back set versus the Sparks.

The WNBA’s Tinseltown team is smarting from a heartbreaking 78-73 loss to Caitlin Clark’s Indiana Fever on Friday at the jam-packed Crypto.com Arena. LA, which dropped its record to 1-3, will be looking to bounce back with a victory. Coach Curt Miller will be leaning on Dearica Hamby, Cameron Brink, Lexie Brown and Kia Nurse to lead the team.

Dallas Wings vs LA Sparks: Preview, starting lineups and prediction

Crypto.com Arena will host the first meeting of the season between the Wings and the Sparks. Bally Sports SW, NBA TV Canada and Spectrum SportsNet will cover the game as it happens. Basketball fans can also stream the action by subscribing to the WNBA League Pass.

Moneyline: Wings (-150) vs. Sparks (+125)

Spread: Wings (-3.0) vs. Sparks (+3.0)

Total (O/U): Wings (o161.5 -110) vs. Sparks (u161.5 -110)

Editor’s Note: The odds could change closer to the game. The odds listed were as per available information at the time of writing.

Dallas Wings vs LA Sparks: Game Preview

The Dallas Wings continue to impress despite having a walking-wounded lineup that will not have Natasha Howard, Jaelyn Brown, Satou Sabally and Awak Kuier. Even with an injury-hampered roster, they have done well on both ends of the floor, a seventh-best 2.9% net rating.

The Wings’ strategy is no secret. They go to Arike Ogunbowale who torched the Mercury for 40 points. Dallas will be in big trouble if she doesn’t have her touch versus LA.

The LA Sparks’ defense has been stout, ranking sixth in the WNBA with a 99.7% DRTG. It has been their offense that has dragged them down with 93.6% ORTG, the second-worst in the league. LA will try to make it a grind-out encounter to have a chance to pull out a win.

Dallas Wings vs LA Sparks: Starting lineups, subs and rotations

F - Monique Billings, F - Maddy Siegrist, C - Teaira McCowan, G - Arike Ogunbowale and G - Sevgi Uzun will open the game for the Dallas Wings.

Jacy Sheldon or Kalani Brown will likely be the first to come off the bench depending on how the game is going.

F - Dearica Hamby, F - Cameron Brink, G - Layshia Clarendon, G - Lexie Brown and G - Kia Nurse will line up for tip-off for the LA Sparks.

Rickea Jackson has started to carve a role as the first to come off the bench and will likely keep that part against the Wings.

Dallas Wings vs LA Sparks: Prediction

The Wings will be playing the back end of two consecutive games but they have better chemistry and execution against the Sparks. Los Angeles’ attention on Arike Ogunbowale could help free up her teammates to get another W.

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