Sparks vs. Fever: Live stream, start time, predictions and choices to watch Sunday’s game on Amazon Prime
The WNBA continues to diversify its media platforms, and Amazon’s Prime Video will host Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Sparks and Indiana Fever with a warning scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Sparks will be looking to bounce back this season from a disappointing 2021 when they missed the playoffs for the first time in a decade. A 98-91 victory on Friday’s opening night in overtime against last season’s WNBA champion Chicago Sky is cause for optimism. They added perhaps the biggest offensive force in the league with four-time star Liz Cambage, and former WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike is still going strong after being cut from the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team.
The Fever are in full rebuild mode because it’s a year with a number. After finishing 6-26 in 2021, the third time in four years that they have finished with just six wins, they opened 2022 with an 84-70 loss at Washington. With four first-round selections in the 2022 WNBA Draft and the addition of 2020 Rookie of the Year Crystal Dangerfield, there are some young pieces. But the playoffs seem very unlikely for the Knicks of women’s professional basketball.
Sparks against fever
Tip time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Direct: Prime Video (requires subscription), WNBA League Pass
Point spread: Los Angeles-5.5
Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles -240, Indiana +200
Choices and predictions
To take: W -5.5
All of you: Indiana is terrible.
Kelsey Mitchell remains surrounded by not enough talent in the toughest league in the toughest professional basketball league in the world to secure a spot on the roster. Queen Egbo played 23 minutes a night in college, but had to put in 20 in her first WNBA game. Crystal Dangerfield was a terrific waiver wire picker, but there isn’t a single true impact player on this team. And in a league with only 12 franchises and a salary cap, that’s hard to do.
Six wins could look like a win at the end of 2022 unless something happens with this roster in a hurry.
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