Connecticut Sun at Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/3/2018
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
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The Connecticut Sun travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 7 point favorites.
The Sun head into this matchup with a mark of 9-7. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 6.5 as they average 88.9 points per contest while giving up 82.4 per game. The Sparks have an overall record of 12-5. They are 4th in the Western Conference. They average 79.3 points per game and surrender 75.3, good for a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 4-2 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 0-4 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 6-2-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 1-2 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
07/02/18 F Alyssa Thomas Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Tuesday vs LA Sparks
07/02/18 G Courtney Williams Personal is "?" Tuesday vs LA Sparks
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jasmine Thomas comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Chiney Ogwumike averages 15.7 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 63% for the year while her free throw percentage is 82%.
Nneka Ogwumike averages 16.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Chelsea Gray averages 14.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 88.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.9 per game. The Sun allow 82.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 16.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 8th in the league with 79.3 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 30.3 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 18.7. The Sparks are 12th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Sparks surrender 75.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.3 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game this season.
The Sun are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 79.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Connecticut is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 7th in the league.
Los Angeles is 12th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 8th in the league. The Sparks are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 100.1 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 75.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -7
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