Los Angeles Sparks at Washington Mystics WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/15/2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Los Angeles Sparks travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Mystics on Friday, June 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites.
The Sparks head into this matchup with a mark of 6-2. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 3.6 as they average 78.4 points per contest while giving up 74.8 per game. The Mytics have an overall record of 6-4. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They average 81.9 points per game and surrender 82.7, good for a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 3-1-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 1-1 against the over/under
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 1-4 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 4-2 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
06/14/18 G Ariel Atkins Hand left last game, is "?" Friday vs LA Sparks
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
05/19/18 G Tayler Hill Knee is out indefinitely
Chelsea Gray comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 17.4 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 60% for the year while her free throw percentage is 90%.
Tianna Hawkins averages 10.9 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per contest this year for the Mytics. She grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 57%. Kristi Toliver averages 14.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 96%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 28.9 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.9 per game. The Sparks allow 74.8 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 8th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 5th in the league with 81.9 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 30.9 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Mytics are 5th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Mytics surrender 82.7 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mytics are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Sparks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 99.7, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 10th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 74.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th 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 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Washington is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 3rd in the WNBA. The Mytics are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 106, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 4th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 78 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 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +3
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