Seattle Storm at Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/7/2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
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The Seattle Storm travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 10 point favorites.
The Storm have a record of 5-2. They are 3rd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 7.0 as they average 91.6 points per game while giving up 84.6 per contest. The Sparks have an overall record of 4-1. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They average 83.0 points per game and surrender 77.4, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Seattle Storm are 1-3 against the spread
The Seattle Storm are 1-1 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 2-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 1-1 against the over/under
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
06/04/18 F Crystal Langhorne Ribs is "?" Thursday vs LA Sparks
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
05/24/18 C Maria Vadeeva Visa Issues is out indefinitely
Jewell Loyd comes into this contest averaging 21.6 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 97%. Breanna Stewart averages 22.3 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.1 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 52% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Nneka Ogwumike averages 18.6 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 62% and her free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Chelsea Gray averages 17.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 7.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 91.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.0 per game. The Storm allow 84.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 17.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 83.0 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 25.8 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.6. The Sparks are 12th in turnovers per game with 10.4. The Sparks surrender 77.4 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 17.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 18.8 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 115.6 is ranked 4th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA. Seattle is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 4th in the WNBA.
Los Angeles is 12th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 22.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 1st in the league. The Sparks are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.1, and their defensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 76.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? WNBA game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Seattle -10 and under 163 points
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