Los Angeles Sparks at New York Liberty WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/8/2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Westchester County Center
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The Los Angeles Sparks travel to Westchester County Center to play the New York Liberty on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 8.5 point favorites.
The Sparks have a record of 17-11. They are 3rd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 2.7 as they average 79.4 points per game while giving up 76.7 per contest. The Liberty have a record of 7-21. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -6.9 as they average 78.0 points per game while giving up 84.9 per contest.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 13-13-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 11-17 against the over/under
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 10-18 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 16-12 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Liberty Injuries
08/07/18 G Epiphanny Prince Knee is "?" Wednesday vs LA Sparks
08/07/18 G Shavonte Zellous Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs LA Sparks
Chelsea Gray comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 49% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Candace Parker averages 18.1 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.9 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Bria Hartley averages 8.5 points per game while playing 23.6 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Tina Charles averages 19.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 79.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 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 30.8 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.2 per game. The Sparks allow 76.7 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 9th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 10th in the league with 78.0 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -6.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Liberty are 2nd in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Liberty surrender 84.9 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 20.0 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season.
The Sparks are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 75.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 8th in the league.
New York is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Liberty are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 3rd. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 77.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York +8.5
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