Connecticut Sun vs Los Angeles Sparks Basketball Betting Tips 5/31/2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
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Courtney Williams and the Connecticut Sun (2-0, 1st in the Eastern Conference) head to Staples Center on Friday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Sparks (0-1, 6th in the Western Conference).Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
05/29/19 C Maria Vadeeva Personal is out indefinitely
05/20/19 F Candace Parker Hamstring is out indefinitely
Courtney Williams comes into this contest averaging 9.5 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 50%. Jasmine Thomas averages 14.0 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 6.5 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 70%.
Maria Vadeeva averages 24.0 points per game while playing 24.0 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 55% and her free throw percentage currently is at 0%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 17.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 20.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 11.0 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 86.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 13.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 18.0 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 10.5 per game. The Sun allow 73.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 22% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 11.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 9th in the league with 70.0 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 36%, while their average scoring margin is -13.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 17.0. The Sparks are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Sparks surrender 83.0 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 16.0 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 45.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game this season.
The Sun are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 95.4 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 76.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Connecticut is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 7th in the league.
Los Angeles is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 8th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 97.2, and their offensive rating of 82 is ranked 7th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 85.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 40% is 11th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 42% and they shoot 3-pointers on 17% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut -1
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