Los Angeles Sparks at Seattle Storm WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/28/2018
Thursday, June 28, 2018
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The Los Angeles Sparks travel to Key Arena to play the Seattle Storm on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 2 point favorites.
The Sparks head into this matchup with a mark of 11-3. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 79.3 points per contest while giving up 74.3 per game. The Storm have an overall record of 10-5. They are 4th in the Western Conference. They average 88.4 points per game and surrender 80.4, good for a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 5-2-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 1-1 against the over/under
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Seattle Storm are 3-6 against the spread
The Seattle Storm are 3-2 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
06/27/18 F Nneka Ogwumike Back is "?" Thursday vs Seattle Storm
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nneka Ogwumike comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 59% while her free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Chelsea Gray averages 14.3 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 6.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Jewell Loyd averages 18.0 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Breanna Stewart averages 21.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 79.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 29.9 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.4 per game. The Sparks allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 16.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 2nd in the league with 88.4 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 20.2. The Storm are 9th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Storm surrender 80.4 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16.4 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Sparks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 99.2, and their offensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 11th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 74.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Seattle is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 8th in the league. The Storm are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 78 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +2
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