Washington Mystics at Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/7/2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Staples Center is the site of the matchup between the Washington Mystics and the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 7 point favorites.
The Mytics have a record of 11-6. They are 1st in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 2.2 as they average 84.1 points per game while giving up 81.9 per contest. The Sparks have an overall record of 12-7. They are 4th in the Western Conference. They average 79.3 points per game and surrender 76.0, good for a point differential of 3.3.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 4-7 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 4-3 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Sparks are 6-3-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Sparks are 1-3 against the over/under
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/06/18 G Riquna Williams Personal is "?" Saturday vs Wash Mystics
07/06/18 G Sydney Wiese Knee is "?" Saturday vs Wash Mystics
Elena Delle Donne comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Mytics. She pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 49% while her free throw percentage is currently at 93%. Elena Delle Donne averages 20.5 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 93%.
Chelsea Gray averages 14.9 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Chelsea Gray averages 14.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 84.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 31.9 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.9 per game. The Mytics allow 81.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 19.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 9th in the league with 79.3 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 30.0 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 18.6. The Sparks are 12th in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Sparks surrender 76.0 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 17.9 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Mytics are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 4th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 77.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA. Washington is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 3rd in the WNBA.
Los Angeles is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 100.5, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 10th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 75.7 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 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -7
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