Los Angeles Sparks at Las Vegas Aces WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/15/2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Mandalay Bay Event Center
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The Los Angeles Sparks travel to Mandalay Bay Event Center to play the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday, July 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 4 point favorites.
The Sparks head into this matchup with a mark of 13-9. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 1.2 as they average 78.5 points per contest while giving up 77.3 per game. The Aces have an overall mark of 9-12. They are 7th in the Western Conference. They total 82.7 points per contest and give up 84.9, which is a point differential of -2.1.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 6-5-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 2-3 against the over/under
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Las Vegas Aces are 5-5 against the spread
The Las Vegas Aces are 12-9 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/12/18 G Alana Beard Groin left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Las Vegas Aces
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
06/12/18 C Isabelle Harrison Suspension is out indefinitely
Chelsea Gray comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 16.1 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 56% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Kayla McBride averages 18.9 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage currently is at 89%. A'ja Wilson averages 20.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 78.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 29.9 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.8 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 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 18.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas is 5th in the league with 82.7 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -2.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.2. The Aces are 7th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Aces surrender 84.9 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 20.2 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season.
The Sparks are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 75.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 6th in the league.
Las Vegas is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Aces are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 5th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 80.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 14% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Las Vegas +4
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