Los Angeles Sparks vs Chicago Sky WNBA Tips 8/16/2019
Friday, August 16, 2019
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Nneka Ogwumike and the Los Angeles Sparks (15-9, 2nd in the Western Conference) travel to Wintrust Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Chicago Sky (14-10, 3rd in the Eastern Conference).
The Sparks have been inconsistent for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 12-11 ATS. Chicago is covering 69.6% of the time, going 16-7 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been a decent Over pick for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 13-11.
Los Angeles is covering 41.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 5-7 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky are covering the spread 72.7% of the time at Wintrust Arena, going 8-3 against the spread.
The Sky have been a terrible Under pick for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 13-10.
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/21/19 G Karlie Samuelson Knee is out indefinitely
07/16/19 G Riquna Williams Suspension is out 10 games
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
08/13/19 F/C Jantel Lavender Foot is out for season
08/12/19 G Courtney Vandersloot Illness is questionable Friday vs LA Sparks
08/12/19 G Jamierra Faulkner Concussion is questionable Friday vs LA Sparks
Nneka Ogwumike comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Chelsea Gray averages 14.0 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 92%.
Allie Quigley averages 13.6 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Diamond DeShields averages 14.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 78.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.8 per game. The Sparks allow 77.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 16.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 2nd in the league with 81.9 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 36.0 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.4. The Sky are 3rd in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Sky surrender 80.9 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 18.9 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Sparks are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 98.5, and their offensive rating of 100 is ranked 8th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 78.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 10th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 3rd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 11th in the league. The Sky are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.8, and their defensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 81.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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