Dallas Wings at Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/12/2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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Staples Center is the site of the matchup between the Dallas Wings and the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as -7 point favorites.
The Wings head into this matchup with a mark of 11-8. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 4.7 as they average 86.3 points per contest while giving up 81.6 per game. The Sparks have an overall record of 13-8. They are 4th in the Western Conference. They average 78.7 points per game and surrender 76.7, good for a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Dallas Wings are 6-2-1 against the spread
The Dallas Wings are 5-2-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 6-4-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 1-3 against the over/under
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
06/12/18 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
05/19/18 F Theresa Plaisance ACL is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Elizabeth Cambage comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Wings. She pulls down 9.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 58% while her free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Skylar Diggins-Smith averages 19.3 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 6.3 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 87%.
Chelsea Gray averages 15.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 16.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 86.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 14.1 per game. The Wings allow 81.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 9th in the league with 78.7 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 29.9 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 18.5. The Sparks are 12th in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Sparks surrender 76.7 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season.
The Wings are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 80.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 6th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Dallas is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 12th in the league.
Los Angeles is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 10th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 75.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 3rd. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -7
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