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06/15/2014 11:52 AM

WNBA
Long Sheet

Sunday, June 15

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PHOENIX (6 - 3) at MINNESOTA (8 - 2) - 6/15/2014, 1:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PHOENIX is 32-49 ATS (-21.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 20-35 ATS (-18.5 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 33-18 ATS (+13.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 30-15 ATS (+13.5 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 17-7 ATS (+9.3 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 44-27 ATS (+14.3 Units) in home games in June games since 1997.
MINNESOTA is 21-10 ATS (+10.0 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 10-1 ATS (+8.9 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 8-3 against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
MINNESOTA is 11-0 straight up against PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
8 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NEW YORK (3 - 7) at CONNECTICUT (5 - 6) - 6/15/2014, 1:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CONNECTICUT is 16-32 ATS (-19.2 Units) after scoring 75 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
CONNECTICUT is 16-31 ATS (-18.1 Units) in home games after 3 or more consecutive wins since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
CONNECTICUT is 8-5 against the spread versus NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
CONNECTICUT is 9-4 straight up against NEW YORK over the last 3 seasons
8 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ATLANTA (6 - 3) at WASHINGTON (5 - 5) - 6/15/2014, 4:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ATLANTA is 7-17 ATS (-11.7 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) in road games on Sunday games over the last 3 seasons.
ATLANTA is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) in road games after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) in road games after scoring 75 points or more over the last 3 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 250-303 ATS (-83.3 Units) in all games since 1997.
WASHINGTON is 156-199 ATS (-62.9 Units) as an underdog since 1997.
WASHINGTON is 158-197 ATS (-58.7 Units) vs. division opponents since 1997.
WASHINGTON is 151-190 ATS (-58.0 Units) after a division game since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 8-4 against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
ATLANTA is 9-3 straight up against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
6 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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SEATTLE (5 - 7) at TULSA (3 - 5) - 6/15/2014, 4:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SEATTLE is 61-87 ATS (-34.7 Units) in road games after a division game since 1997.
SEATTLE is 28-47 ATS (-23.7 Units) off an upset win as an underdog since 1997.
TULSA is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in all games this season.
TULSA is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in June games over the last 2 seasons.
TULSA is 7-1 ATS (+5.9 Units) in May, June, or July games this season.
TULSA is 19-9 ATS (+9.1 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 22-11 ATS (+9.9 Units) versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SEATTLE is 6-4 against the spread versus TULSA over the last 3 seasons
SEATTLE is 7-3 straight up against TULSA over the last 3 seasons
6 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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WNBA

Sunday, June 15

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Trend Report
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1:00 PM
NEW YORK vs. CONNECTICUT
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
New York is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Connecticut
Connecticut is 8-16-1 ATS in its last 25 games when playing at home against New York
Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

1:00 PM
PHOENIX vs. MINNESOTA
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Phoenix's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home

4:00 PM
ATLANTA vs. WASHINGTON
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games

4:30 PM
SEATTLE vs. TULSA
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Seattle is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tulsa's last 7 games when playing at home against Seattle
Tulsa is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Seattle

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06/15/2014 11:53 AM

WNBA
Dunkel

Atlanta at Washington
The Mystics play host to an Atlanta team that is 5-17 ATS in its last 22 road games. Washington is the pick (+2 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Mystics favored by 3 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Washington (+2 1/2). Here are all of today's WNBA picks.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

Game 601-602: Phoenix at Minnesota (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 113.037; Minnesota 120.562
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 7 1/2; 172
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 5 1/2; 164
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-5 1/2); Over

Game 603-604: New York at Connecticut (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New York 108.305; Connecticut 108.802
Dunkel Line & Total: Even; 148
Vegas Line & Total: Connecticut by 4; 152
Dunkel Pick: New York (+4); Under

Game 605-606: Atlanta at Washington (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta 112.555; Washington 116.007
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 3 1/2; 157
Vegas Line & Total: Atlanta by 2 1/2; 152
Dunkel Pick: Washington (+2 1/2); Over

Game 607-608: Seattle at Tulsa (4:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle 107.229; Tulsa 108.040
Dunkel Line & Total: Tulsa by 1; 141
Vegas Line & Total: Tulsa by 5 1/2; 144
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+5 1/2); Under

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06/15/2014 11:55 AM

Preview: Mercury (6-3) at Lynx (8-2)

Date: June 15, 2014 1:00 PM EDT


Coming off a split of a challenging road trip, the Minnesota Lynx are looking to extend a few lengthy winning streaks as they return home to face the Phoenix Mercury.

Reigning finals MVP Maya Moore can help that cause by breaking out of her slump.

The defending champions seek their 13th straight win at Target Center and 15th consecutive overall against Phoenix on Sunday when the clubs meet for the first time since last year's Western Conference finals.

Minnesota (8-2) went 2-2 on its longest trip of the season after its rally from a 17-point deficit fell short in Friday's 85-82 loss at Atlanta.

Lindsay Whalen matched a season high with 22 points, while Janel McCarville scored a season-high 18 and Seimone Augustus added 17.

"The type of push we had (in the second half), the energy that we played with, it was really good," Moore said. "The focus of people coming out of the bench was great. We just can't have a first half like we did."

Moore, who leads the league at 22.7 points per game, continued her recent struggles in the loss, finishing with a season-low 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting.

The star forward has averaged 11.3 points while shooting 30.2 percent in her last three games after putting up 27.6 with a 51.5 field-goal percentage over her first seven.

She'll try to get back on track at home, where she's scored 29.7 per game during the team's 3-0 start there. The Lynx haven't lost at Target Center since falling to Tulsa on Aug. 16 - a 12-game run that includes four playoff victories.

They won all seven meetings with Phoenix last season by an average of 15.7 points, including their two-game sweep in the West finals. Minnesota, which also swept the Mercury in the 2011 conference finals, hasn't lost in this series since Aug. 9, 2011.

Phoenix (6-3) will try to end that streak and close within one game of the West leaders in the finale of a five-game trip. The Mercury, though, are searching for answers on the defensive end following Thursday's 96-95 loss at Connecticut.

Candice Dupree had 21 points, Diana Taurasi scored 19 and Brittney Griner 18 for the Mercury, who allowed the Sun to hit 10 of 13 from 3-point range.

"It's on the defensive end (where we struggled), and usually that is where we have been so good this year," coach Sandy Brondello said after Phoenix fell to 2-2 on the trip.

Brondello's club could have trouble with the Lynx, who are second in the league in scoring behind Phoenix (84.6) at 83.9 points per game. Moore, Augustus and Whalen are all averaging 16.5 points or more.

Moore totaled 47 points on 20-of-36 shooting in last season's playoff series, while Augustus scored a combined 40.

Griner has averaged 18.0 points and 10.3 rebounds, while Dupree has put up 21.7 points and 9.3 boards in Phoenix's last three games overall.

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06/15/2014 11:56 AM

Preview: Liberty (3-7) at Sun (5-6)

Date: June 15, 2014 1:00 PM EDT


With Alex Bentley enjoying a breakout stretch, the Connecticut Sun hardly resemble the same team that finished with the worst record in the Eastern Conference last season.

As their second-year guard looks to stay on a roll, the Sun go for their fourth straight victory and a sweep of a home-and-home set with the New York Liberty on Sunday.

Bentley led the way for the third consecutive game Friday, scoring a career-high 24 as Connecticut (5-6) built a 20-point lead before holding on for an 83-75 win at Madison Square Garden.

Since averaging 6.9 points and shooting 35.9 percent in her first eight games, Bentley has scored 22.3 per game on 71.1 percent shooting during the Sun's longest win streak since they took the final three of the 2012 season.

"Alex is a very confident player," coach Anne Donovan said. "She's always had confidence in her shots. For us it's getting to understand what we wanted from the point guard position. She's very coachable."

The victory snapped a 12-game road skid dating to an 88-66 win over New York in Newark, N.J., on Aug. 3 of last season, which ended with a franchise-worst 10-24 record.

Rookie Chiney Ogwumike continued her solid start with 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and seven rebounds, while Katie Douglas scored 14 and went 4 of 9 from 3-point range.

Douglas, averaging 15.0 points during the win streak, has made 8 of 13 from beyond the arc in the last two games. The Sun have gone 22 for 37 overall from long range in victories over Indiana, Phoenix and New York.

"We're definitely maturing as a team and it's great to have a winning streak," said Ogwumike, averaging team highs of 16.5 points and 8.5 boards. "We need to keep working hard though to get wins."

Those have been difficult to come by for the last-place Liberty (3-7), who have dropped five of six.

After trailing by 20 at halftime Friday, New York clawed back to cut the deficit to two in the fourth quarter a few times but couldn't get over the hump.

Former Sun center Tina Charles finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds and Cappie Pondexter scored 20, but no other New York player reached double figures. Charles is averaging a team-high 16.8 points, while Pondexter has put up 14.1.

"We need to figure out how to get out to a better start," Pondexter said. "We showed what we can do in the second half, but we can't keep spotting teams huge leads."

The Liberty have won their last two visits to Mohegan Sun Arena, including a 75-54 victory in the season opener May 16.

Pondexter scored 17 and Charles added nine points and nine rebounds, while Ogwumike led the Sun with 13 points in her WNBA debut.

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06/15/2014 11:57 AM

Preview: Dream (6-3) at Mystics (5-5)

Date: June 15, 2014 4:00 PM EDT


If the young Washington Mystics want to have a successful season, they'll likely need consistent contributions from second-year center Emma Meesseman.

The Belgium native looks to continue her solid play when the Mystics host the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Dream on Sunday in the opener of a home-and-home set.

Meesseman went two games without a field goal before shooting a combined 14 for 21 with 30 points and 18 rebounds over her last two games. She had career highs of 16 points and 11 boards to help Washington (5-5) end a three-game skid Friday with a 79-68 win over Chicago.

"(I) had some games that were tough for me so I had some talks with (coach Mike Thibault), the players to bring back my confidence," Meesseman said. "Knowing players are behind me - I can play basketball, too. That's what I'm trying to do."

Bria Hartley had 13 points and Tianna Hawkins added 10 for the Mystics.

Seven of Washington's 12 players are either rookies or in their second season, and the 6-foot-4 Meesseman is being called on to provide quality minutes in the middle. After starting once in 2013, she has been on the court at tipoff for every game this season.

Meesseman, though, did have an easier time against Chicago with its leading scorer Elena Delle Donne sidelined and veteran forward Sylvia Fowles also out.

"We're going to have to play a lot better when we play them down the road," Thibault said. "... As young as we are, the things we're trying to learn, it was progress tonight."

Atlanta (6-3), which beat Washington in last season's East semifinals, will certainly provide Meesseman with a tough test. The Dream's frontcourt features center Erika de Souza and forward Sancho Lyttle, who are averaging a combined 29.4 points and 23.0 rebounds.

The imposing pair totaled 26 points and 23 boards to help the Dream win their third straight with an 85-82 victory over Minnesota on Friday in a rematch of last year's finals.

Angel McCoughtry scored a team-high 23 points for Atlanta, which limited WNBA leading scorer Maya Moore to 10 points on 2-for-11 shooting.

"Our pick-and-roll coverage worked to perfection," coach Michael Cooper said.

Tiffany Hayes added 15 points and Jasmine Thomas had 13 as all five of the Dream's starters scored in double figures. The offensive burst by the starters was needed after they wasted a 17-point halftime lead.

De Souza averaged 12.0 points and 13.7 rebounds in last year's three-game playoff series victory over Washington. McCoughtry averaged a combined 19.4 points in that series and four regular-season meetings, which the teams split.

This home-and-home set concludes Wednesday in Atlanta.

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06/15/2014 11:58 AM

Preview: Storm (5-7) at Shock (3-5)

Date: June 15, 2014 4:30 PM EDT


The Tulsa Shock have gone from winless to the hottest team in the Western Conference, while the Seattle Storm have also turned it around after a slow start.

The Shock seek their longest winning streak in nearly four years and will try to snap a three-game slide against the Storm on Sunday.

Since falling to 0-5 with a 62-60 loss at Seattle on June 1, Tulsa (3-5) has opened a four-game homestand with three consecutive victories.

Second-year guard Skylar Diggins has posted three straight 20-point efforts after finishing with a season-low six against the Storm (5-7).

"We're really starting to jell," said Diggins, averaging a team-high 18.4 points after putting up just 8.5 as a rookie. "We're on the other end of the streak now."

Diggins finished with 22 points - including a go-ahead jumper with 1.9 seconds left - to key Friday's 69-67 win over Los Angeles. She reached double figures for the seventh time in eight games after accomplishing the feat 10 times in 2013.

The Shock, who have also beaten Phoenix and New York, have won the three games despite shooting 12 for 49 (24.5 percent) from 3-point range. They missed 18 of 22 from beyond the arc in the first meeting with the Storm.

Tulsa, however, has totaled just 15 turnovers in the last two games after committing 16.5 per game over its previous four.

The Shock haven't won four in a row since Aug. 22-27, 2009.

Glory Johnson scored a season-high 21 in the first meeting with Seattle, which also took the final two regular-season meetings in 2013 by a total of 21 points. Johnson, though, has scored just 19 on 5-of-26 shooting in her last two contests overall.

The Storm, who opened 1-5, have won two of three so far on their four-game trip.

Camille Little, Tanisha Wright and Temeka Johnson scored 13 apiece as Seattle nearly blew a big lead for the second straight contest in Friday's 79-72 win at San Antonio. The Storm led by as many as 22 and shot 56.9 percent - far better than their 40.9 average coming in.

"We've got new people this year and we're starting to figure out how to play them," coach Brian Agler said.

Seattle leading scorer Crystal Langhorne had 23 points versus Tulsa, but she's averaged 8.7 over her last three.

The Storm, who have the league's third-worst rebounding margin at minus-3.25, will have to figure out a way to contain Tulsa's Courtney Paris. The center has pulled down 31 rebounds in the last two games and is averaging a league-best 11.1.

Shock guard Riquna Williams might be able to return after missing Friday's game due to a bruised knee.

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06/15/2014 12:00 PM

Standings

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Team Win Loss Percent GB Home Away Conf. Last 10 Streak

Atlanta Dream 6 3 .667 0 5-1 1-2 2-3 6-3 W-3

Indiana Fever 5 4 .556 1 3-2 2-2 4-4 5-4 W-1

Chicago Sky 5 5 .500 1.5 4-3 1-2 5-2 5-5 L-4

Washington Mystics 5 5 .500 1.5 3-4 2-1 4-2 5-5 W-1

Connecticut Sun 5 6 .455 2 4-2 1-4 3-5 5-5 W-3

New York Liberty 3 7 .300 3.5 2-3 1-4 2-4 3-7 L-2



WESTERN CONFERENCE

Team Win Loss Percent GB Home Away Conf. Last 10 Streak

Minnesota Lynx 8 2 .800 0 3-0 5-2 4-1 8-2 L-1

Phoenix Mercury 6 3 .667 1.5 3-1 3-2 5-2 6-3 L-1

San Antonio Stars 5 6 .455 3.5 3-3 2-3 4-5 5-5 W-1

Seattle Storm 5 7 .417 4 2-1 3-6 3-3 5-5 W-1

Tulsa Shock 3 5 .375 4 3-1 0-4 2-5 3-5 W-3

Los Angeles Sparks 3 6 .333 4.5 1-2 2-4 2-4 3-6 L-3

Updated Sun Jun 15 11:38 AM EDT

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06/15/2014 12:10 PM

Sunday, June 15

Game Score Status Pick Amount

New York - 1:00 PM ET Connecticut -2.5 500 *****
Connecticut - Under 150 500 *****

Phoenix - 1:00 PM ET Phoenix +5 500 *****
Minnesota - Over 163.5 500 DOUBLE PLAY

Atlanta - 4:00 PM ET Atlanta -3.5 500 TRIPLE PLAY
Washington - Over 152.5 500 *****

Seattle - 4:30 PM ET Tulsa -6.5 500 DOUBLE PLAY
Tulsa - Over 143 500 DOUBLE PLAY

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06/15/2014 12:12 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

06/13/14 5-­5-­0 50.00% -­250 Detail
06/12/14 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1100 Detail
06/11/14 1-­1-­0 50.00% -­50 Detail
06/10/14 2-­2-­0 50.00% -­100 Detail
06/08/14 1-­3-­0 25.00% -­1150 Detail
06/07/14 0-­6-­0 0.00% -­3300 Detail
06/06/14 6-­2-­0 75.00% +­1900 Detail
06/05/14 3-­1-­0 75.00% +­950 Detail
06/03/14 4-­0-­0 100.00% +­2000 Detail
06/01/14 6-­2-­0 75.00% +­1900 Detail

Totals 28-­24-­0 53.85% +800

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06/17/2014 12:37 PM

WNBA
Long Sheet

Tuesday, June 17

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INDIANA (5 - 4) at CONNECTICUT (6 - 6) - 6/17/2014, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
INDIANA is 96-133 ATS (-50.3 Units) as an underdog since 1997.
CONNECTICUT is 24-11 ATS (+11.9 Units) as a home favorite of 3 points or less since 1997.
CONNECTICUT is 17-32 ATS (-18.2 Units) after scoring 75 points or more over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CONNECTICUT is 9-5 against the spread versus INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
CONNECTICUT is 8-6 straight up against INDIANA over the last 3 seasons
7 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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MINNESOTA (8 - 3) at LOS ANGELES (3 - 6) - 6/17/2014, 10:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 33-19 ATS (+12.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 21-11 ATS (+8.9 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) in road games versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.
LOS ANGELES is 17-29 ATS (-14.9 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
LOS ANGELES is 14-26 ATS (-14.6 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
LOS ANGELES is 40-61 ATS (-27.1 Units) in a home game where where the total is greater than or equal to 150 since 1997.
LOS ANGELES is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) in June games over the last 2 seasons.
LOS ANGELES is 8-21 ATS (-15.1 Units) after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
LOS ANGELES is 25-43 ATS (-22.3 Units) in home games versus poor defensive teams - allowing 77+ points/game since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 7-5 against the spread versus LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
MINNESOTA is 7-5 straight up against LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
7 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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WNBA

Tuesday, June 17

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
INDIANA vs. CONNECTICUT
Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Indiana's last 13 games on the road
Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Connecticut's last 8 games

10:30 PM
MINNESOTA vs. LOS ANGELES
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games
Los Angeles is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home

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