Los Angeles Sparks vs Connecticut Sun WNBA Point Spread Picks 6/6/2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Mohegan Sun Arena
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Nneka Ogwumike and the Los Angeles Sparks (2-1, 2nd in the Western Conference) go to Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Connecticut Sun (3-1, 1st in the Eastern Conference).
The Sparks have been hot and cold for WNBA bettors, having gone 1-1 ATS. Connecticut covers the spread 75.0% of the time, going 3-1 against the spread. The Sun have been a very good play for basketball wagerers as favorites, going 2-1 ATS.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been a great Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 0-3.
Los Angeles covers the spread 0.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 0-1-1 ATS.
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
Connecticut covers the spread 50.0% of the time at Mohegan Sun Arena, going 1-1 against the spread.
The Sun have been a great Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 1-3.
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
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nneka Ogwumike comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 35% while her free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Chelsea Gray averages 17.7 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.0 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 93%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 12.0 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 35% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Courtney Williams averages 13.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.3 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.0 per game. The Sparks allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 3rd in the league with 80.5 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 38%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 16.5. The Sun are 12th in turnovers per game with 11.0. The Sun surrender 74.3 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.0 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season.
The Sparks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 91.8, and their offensive rating of 91.4 is ranked 12th. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 82 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 41% is 12th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 45% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 41%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Connecticut is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 8th in the WNBA. The Sun are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 93.9, and their offensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 10th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 79.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 43% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut
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