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    wnba playoff record:


    09/17/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    09/14/2017 1-2-1 33.33% -6.00
    09/12/2017 3-1-0 75.00% +950
    09/10/2017 0-4-0 0.00% -2200
    09/06/2017 3-1-0 75.00% +950


    totals...........9 - 8 - 1.........52.94%.....+1.00
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    Cheat Sheet - WNBA Finals


    (1) Minnesota vs. (2) Los Angeles


    Best-of-Five (2-2-1 Format)


    Game 1 – Sunday, Sept. 24
    Game 2 – Tuesday, Sept. 26
    Game 3 – Friday, Sept. 29
    Game 4 – Sunday, Oct. 1
    Game 5 – Wednesday, Oct. 4


    Series Price – per BookMaker.eu


    Minnesota -160
    Los Angeles +140


    Betting Notes - Minnesota


    -- Minnesota swept Washington 3-0 in the semifinals, winning all three games by double digits. The Lynx went 2-1 against the spread in the series.


    -- Including the playoffs, the Lynx have won six straight games by 10-plus points and they’ve covered the number in four of those games.


    -- The ‘over’ went 2-1 in the semifinals.


    -- Minnesota has gone 17-2 SU and 9-10 ATS at the Xcel Energy Center this season while the ‘under’ produced a 10-9 record.


    -- The Lynx were 13-5 SU and 11-7 ATS on the road this season.


    -- The ‘under’ has gone 6-1 in the last seven away games for Minnesota.


    Betting Notes – Los Angeles


    -- Los Angeles advanced to the WNBA Finals with a three-game sweep over Phoenix in the semifinals.


    -- The Sparks went 2-1 versus the number and only failed to cover Game 3 as they nipped the Mercury 89-87 as 4 ½-point road favorites.


    -- Los Angeles will bring a 10-game winning streak into the finals and the club has gone 9-1 ATS during this run while the ‘under’ is 7-3 over this span.


    -- The Sparks went 18-1 SU and 14-5 ATS at home this season.


    -- Los Angeles went 11-9 SU and 10-8 ATS away from home this season.


    -- Similar to Minnesota, the ‘under’ has been a solid wager for L.A. on the road lately with a 5-2 mark in its last seven.


    2017 Regular Season Encounters


    July 6 – Minnesota 88 (-6.5) vs. Los Angeles 77 (Under 166.5)


    August 11 - Los Angeles 70 (+5.5) at Minnesota 64 (Under 161.5)


    August 27 – Los Angeles 78 (-2.5) vs. Minnesota 67 (Under 155.5)


    2016 WNBA Finals


    Game 1 – Los Angeles 78 (+6.5) at Minnesota 76 (Under 161)


    Game 2 – Minnesota 79 (-7) vs. Los Angeles 60 (Under 159)


    Game 3 – Los Angeles 92 (+1) vs. Minnesota 75 (Over 159.5)


    Game 4 – Minnesota 85 (+1) at Los Angeles 79 (Over 160)


    Game 5 – Los Angeles 77 (+5.5) at Minnesota 76 (Under 156.5)


    WNBA Finals History – 1997-2016


    -- The league went to a best-of-five format during the 2005 season. In the 12 series, we’ve seen five sweeps (3-0), four matchups go to a decisive Game 7 and three series end in four games (3-1).


    -- The Sparks have won the WNBA Championship three times, including last year’s victory over Minnesota.


    -- The previous title for the Sparks came in 20012 when the franchise pulled off the rare repeat.


    -- Los Angeles failed to three-peat in 2003 as it was defeated by the now defunct Detroit Shock.


    -- Since the 2011 season, Minnesota has won three championships and finished runner-up twice. The victories included two sweeps.


    -- The Lynx have alternated titles the last six years and if that trend continues, they’ll be champions this seasons.
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    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24


    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    LA at MIN 03:30 PM


    LA +4.5


    U 158.0
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    Gray lifts Sparks to win in WNBA Finals
    September 24, 2017



    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Chelsea Gray got a sliver of daylight and let a 14-foot jumper fly - Game 1 of the WNBA Finals and what would have been a dubious piece of history for the Los Angeles Sparks hanging in the balance.


    When it splashed through there may have been a few sighs of relief sprinkled in among those celebratory high fives.


    Gray's pull-up jumper with 2 seconds delivered an 85-84 victory on Sunday over the Minnesota Lynx in the kind of edge-of-your-seat finish that no one saw coming when the Sparks led 28-2 in the first quarter.


    ''I think all athletes dream of that moment,'' Gray said. ''I think you dream of hitting that shot. ... I'm glad it went in.''


    Gray scored a career-high 27 points and Candace Parker added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Sparks, who joined their NFL brethren by sitting out the national anthem. The Sparks led 28-2 in the first quarter and 78-66 with five minutes to play, but gave it all back after a charge from the Lynx.


    Maya Moore scored 27 points and Sylvia Fowles had 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Lynx, who roared back from that 26-point hole to take an 84-83 lead with 6.5 seconds to play. A victory would have been the largest playoff comeback in WNBA history, but Minnesota could not get one last stop.


    ''I know everyone is going to talk about what a great comeback it was, but that's not the world we live in,'' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said. ''That means absolutely nothing to us.''


    The Sparks beat the Lynx in a five-game thriller last season, and Game 1 had plenty of fireworks even before the opening tip.


    With the Lynx locking arms in solidarity, the Sparks quickly left the Williams Arena court just before ''The Star Spangled Banner'' began to play, joining hundreds of NFL players in opposition to President Donald Trump's call for NFL owners to fire players who do not stand for the national anthem. As soon as the song was over, they returned to a chorus of boos and then made another emphatic statement once the game started.


    They led 12-0 when Gray knocked down a 3-pointer and pushed the lead to 28-2 later in the first quarter, a staggering level of dominance against a star-studded Lynx team playing in the finals for the sixth time in seven seasons. The Lynx did not grab a rebound in the entire first quarter and it took them more than eight minutes to get Fowles, the league MVP, her first shot.


    The Lynx started chipping away, trimming the deficit to 10 points at halftime and getting Parker, Nneka Ogwumike and Alana Beard into foul trouble. Moore's defense in the fourth jumpstarted a 12-0 burst that she capped with a steal and layup to tie the game at 78 and Seimone Augustus hit a 3 for an 82-81 lead with 50 seconds to go.


    ''This is the finals. This is the Minnesota Lynx,'' Ogwumike said. ''They are going to punch back and we have to be able to respond to that better.''


    Moore's dash to the bucket put the Lynx in front with 6.5 seconds to play, but that was plenty of time for Gray. She used an escape dribble to create a little daylight, and her high-arching jumper splashed through.


    Odyssey Sims scored 16 points and Ogwumike had 11 points and six rebounds for Los Angeles.


    Augustus finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists for Minnesota.


    ''We gave ourselves a chance to win the game, but there's no question that the championship isn't going to be won with that kind of stretch that we allowed in that first quarter,'' Moore said.


    SPARKS' STATEMENT


    Ogwumike said the Sparks were inspired to sit out the anthem by the Pittsburgh Steelers and coach Mike Tomlin, who did the same in Chicago on Sunday. The Sparks said they were not disrespecting the country or the flag, but standing in solidarity with their NFL counterparts.


    ''Some people may want to kneel, some people may not want to,'' she said. ''We want to show everyone that a team does as a team does. We wanted to stand in solidarity together and stand by our mission and that's unity and togetherness. We felt that we wanted to also show our respect for other people who understand how important it is for us to be together at this time.''


    UP NEXT


    Game 2 is on Tuesday night in Minneapolis.
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    2017 WNBA FINALS Record:


    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    09/24/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50




    SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    8:00 PM Los Angeles Sparks Minnesota Lynx Williams Arena


    SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    9:00 PM Minnesota Lynx Los Angeles Sparks Staples Center
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