Los Angeles Sparks at Chicago Sky WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/17/2018
Sunday, June 17, 2018
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The Los Angeles Sparks travel to Wintrust Arena to play the Chicago Sky on Sunday, June 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 11.5 point favorites.
The Sparks head into this matchup with a mark of 7-2. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 3.6 as they average 78.4 points per contest while giving up 74.8 per game. The Sky have an overall mark of 3-6. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They total 78.4 points per contest and give up 87.2, which is a point differential of -8.8.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 3-1-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 1-1 against the over/under
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 2-2 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 3-5 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
06/08/18 C Stefanie Dolson Hamstring is out indefinitely
Chelsea Gray comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 17.4 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 60% for the year while her free throw percentage is 90%.
Diamond DeShields averages 13.7 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Allie Quigley averages 16.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 28.9 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.9 per game. The Sparks allow 74.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 8th in the league with 78.4 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -8.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 34.3 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.6. The Sky are 6th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Sky surrender 87.2 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.0 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per game this season.
The Sparks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 99.7, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 10th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 74.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 1st in the WNBA. The Sky are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 1st. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 77.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +11.5
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