Los Angeles Sparks at Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/19/2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena
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The Los Angeles Sparks travel to Mohegan Sun Arena to take on the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 4 point favorites.
The Sparks have a record of 19-14. They are 3rd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 2.1 as they average 78.7 points per game while giving up 76.6 per contest. The Sun have a record of 20-13. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 6.0 as they average 87.6 points per game while giving up 81.5 per contest.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 14-17-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 13-20 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 16-17 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 15-17-1 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
08/18/18 F Chiney Ogwumike Knee is "?" Sunday vs LA Sparks
Candace Parker comes into this game averaging 17.8 points per contest while being on the court 30.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Sparks. She grabs 8.1 rebounds per contest and hands out 4.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Chelsea Gray averages 14.9 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 12.4 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Chiney Ogwumike averages 14.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 60% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 78.7 points per game this season, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They average 31.2 rebounds per contest and 18.5 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10.9 per game. The Sparks allow 76.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 18.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 1st in the league with 87.6 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Sun are 5th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Sun surrender 81.5 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Sparks are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 101.7, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 10th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 75.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 6th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 9th in the WNBA.
Connecticut is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Sun are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 8th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 78.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 3rd. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut -4
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