Los Angeles Sparks at Chicago Sky WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/22/2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018
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The Los Angeles Sparks travel to Wintrust Arena to play the Chicago Sky on Sunday, July 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 4.5 point favorites.
The Sparks have a record of 14-10. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 2.0 as they average 79.4 points per game while giving up 77.3 per contest. The Sky have an overall record of 8-16. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They average 80.7 points per game and surrender 89.6, good for a point differential of -8.8.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 11-11-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 10-14 against the over/under
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 10-13-1 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 15-9 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/21/18 F Nneka Ogwumike Illness is "?" Sunday vs Chicago Sky
07/20/18 G Alana Beard Groin is "?" Sunday vs Chicago Sky
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
07/05/18 G Jamierra Faulkner ACL is out for season
Nneka Ogwumike comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 55% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Chelsea Gray averages 14.8 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Allie Quigley averages 16.1 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Diamond DeShields averages 13.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 79.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 30.1 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.6 per game. The Sparks allow 77.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 18.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 7th in the league with 80.7 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -8.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 20.0. The Sky are 1st in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Sky surrender 89.6 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Sparks are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 9th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 75.7 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. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 2nd in the WNBA. The Sky are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 101.4 is ranked 1st. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 78.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 8th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +4.5
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