Las Vegas Aces vs Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Point Spread Picks 8/1/2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019
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Staples Center is the venue where Nneka Ogwumike and the Los Angeles Sparks (11-8, 2nd in the Western Conference) will take on the Las Vegas Aces (13-6, 1st in the Western Conference) on Thursday.
The Aces have been a lousy play for WNBA bettors, having gone 7-12 ATS. The Sparks cover the spread 50.0% of the time, going 9-9 against the spread.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces have been an excellent Under bet for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 7-12.
Las Vegas is covering the spread 33.3% of the time on the road, having gone 3-6 ATS.
Important Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
Los Angeles is covering the spread 45.5% of the time at Staples Center, going 5-6 against the spread.
The Sparks have been a good Under bet for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 9-10.
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
07/21/19 C A'ja Wilson Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/25/19 G Alana Beard Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Las Vegas Aces
07/25/19 F Candace Parker Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Las Vegas Aces
07/25/19 G Alexis Jones Knee is questionable Thursday vs Las Vegas Aces
07/21/19 G Karlie Samuelson Knee is out indefinitely
07/16/19 G Riquna Williams Suspension is out 10 games
Liz Cambage comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 25.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Kayla McBride averages 15.2 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 92%.
Nneka Ogwumike averages 16.6 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Chelsea Gray averages 13.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas averages 81.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.3 per game. The Aces allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 18.0. The Sparks are 7th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Sparks surrender 77.8 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.2 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 37.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Aces are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 91.9, and their offensive rating of 99.3 is ranked 12th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 81.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 21% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA. Las Vegas is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Los Angeles is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 10th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 99.3, and their offensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 5th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 9th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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