Dallas Wings vs Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Picks Against the Spread 7/18/2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Chelsea Gray and the Los Angeles Sparks (9-7, 3rd in the Western Conference) host the Dallas Wings (5-11, 6th in the Western Conference) at Staples Center on Thursday, July 18, 2019. The opening line has L.A. as 2 point favorites. The total is set at 161.
The Wings have been a less than ideal pick for bettors, having gone 8-8 ATS. Los Angeles is covering the spread 53.3% of the time, going 8-7 against the spread.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings have been a bad Over bet for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 4-12.
The Wings cover the spread 28.6% of the time as the road team, having gone 2-5 ATS.
Important Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
Los Angeles is covering the spread 44.4% of the time at Staples Center, going 4-5 against the spread.
The Sparks have been a decent Under bet for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 8-8.
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
07/04/19 F/C Azura Stevens Foot is out indefinitely
06/18/19 G Tayler Hill Knee is out indefinitely
05/20/19 G Skylar Diggins-Smith Personal is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/16/19 G Riquna Williams Suspension is out 10 games
07/15/19 G Alana Beard Hamstring is "?" Thursday vs Dallas Wings
07/15/19 F Candace Parker Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Dallas Wings
07/15/19 G Alexis Jones Knee is "?" Thursday vs Dallas Wings
05/29/19 C Maria Vadeeva Knee is out indefinitely
Arike Ogunbowale comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Wings. She pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 36% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Kayla Thornton averages 11.2 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 35% for the year while her free throw percentage is 94%.
Chelsea Gray averages 13.2 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 97%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 15.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 70.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.0 per game. The Wings allow 76.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 19.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 78.8 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 18.1. The Sparks are 7th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Sparks surrender 79.1 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16.9 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 38.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Wings are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 95.5, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 74.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 43% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Dallas is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league.
Los Angeles is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 8th in the league. The Sparks are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.2, and their defensive rating of 99.6 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 78.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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