Los Angeles Sparks vs Dallas Wings WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/9/2019
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
College Park Center
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Nneka Ogwumike and the Los Angeles Sparks (7-6, 3rd in the Western Conference) are headed to College Park Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Dallas Wings (4-9, 6th in the Western Conference).
The Sparks have been a less than ideal choice for WNBA bettors, having gone 6-6 ATS. Dallas is covering 53.8% of the time, going 7-6 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been a decent Over option for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 7-6.
Los Angeles is covering 33.3% of the time as the road team, having gone 2-4 ATS.
Important Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings are covering 33.3% of the time at College Park Center, going 2-4 against the spread.
The Wings have been an excellent Under option for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 2-11.
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
05/29/19 C Maria Vadeeva Personal is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
07/04/19 F/C Azura Stevens Foot is out indefinitely
06/18/19 F Glory Johnson Personal is out indefinitely
06/18/19 G Tayler Hill Knee is out indefinitely
05/20/19 G Skylar Diggins-Smith Personal is out indefinitely
Nneka Ogwumike comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Chelsea Gray averages 14.1 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.5 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 96%.
Kayla Thornton averages 11.1 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 34% and her free throw percentage currently is at 93%. Arike Ogunbowale averages 14.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 33% and her free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 79.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.8 per game. The Sparks allow 79.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 17.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 12th in the league with 69.1 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 37%, while their average scoring margin is -5.5. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 16.3. The Wings are 9th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Wings surrender 74.6 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 18.8 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Sparks are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99, and their defensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 80.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 5th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 10th in the league.
Dallas is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 7th in the league. The Wings are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 93.4, and their defensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 74 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 41% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas
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