New York Liberty at Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/24/2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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The New York Liberty travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday, June 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 8.5 point favorites.
The Liberty head into this matchup with a mark of 4-7. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -2.6 as they average 78.0 points per contest while giving up 80.6 per game. The Sparks have an overall record of 9-3. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They average 79.9 points per game and surrender 73.7, good for a point differential of 6.2.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 4-3 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 2-1 against the over/under
Important 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
Key New York Liberty Injuries
06/22/18 G Shavonte Zellous Illness is "?" Sunday vs LA Sparks
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kia Nurse comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Tina Charles averages 21.6 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.7 assists per contest and 7.0 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Chelsea Gray averages 15.5 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 16.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 57% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 78.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 19.0 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.3 per game. The Liberty allow 80.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 79.9 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 29.6 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.1. The Sparks are 12th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Sparks surrender 73.7 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 16.6 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Liberty are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.7, and their defensive rating of 103 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 77.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 7th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. New York is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 7th in the league.
Los Angeles is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 9th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 11th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 74.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 22% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -8.5
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