Los Angeles Sparks at Dallas Wings WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/22/2018
Friday, June 22, 2018
College Park Center
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The Los Angeles Sparks travel to College Park Center to take on the Dallas Wings on Friday, June 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 6.5 point favorites.
The Sparks head into this matchup with a mark of 9-2. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 6.2 as they average 79.9 points per contest while giving up 73.7 per game. The Wings have an overall mark of 5-5. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They total 82.9 points per contest and give up 81.0, which is a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 4-1-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 1-1 against the over/under
Important Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Dallas Wings are 3-1 against the spread
The Dallas Wings are 3-2 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Chelsea Gray comes into this game averaging 15.5 points per contest while being on the court 31.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Sparks. She grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and hands out 5.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 49% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 16.5 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 7.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 57% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
Elizabeth Cambage averages 19.7 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 55% and her free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Skylar Diggins-Smith averages 21.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 79.9 points per game this season, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They average 29.6 rebounds per contest and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.5 per game. The Sparks allow 73.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 16.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 5th in the league with 82.9 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.9. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Wings are 2nd in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Wings surrender 81.0 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 17.8 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season.
The Sparks are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 74.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 22% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Los Angeles is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 9th in the league.
Dallas is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Wings are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 10th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 80.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +6.5
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