Los Angeles Sparks vs Indiana Fever WNBA Picks 8/29/2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Chelsea Gray and the Los Angeles Sparks (18-11, 1st in the Western Conference) are headed to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday where they'll take on the Indiana Fever (11-19, 4th in the Eastern Conference).
The Sparks have been a pretty good choice for basketball bettors, having gone 15-13 ATS. Indiana is covering 44.8% of the time, going 13-16 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been a pretty good Over choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 15-14.
Los Angeles is covering 35.7% of the time as the visitor, having gone 5-9 ATS.
Important Indiana Fever Betting Trends
Indiana is covering 50.0% of the time at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, going 7-7 against the spread.
The Fever have been a very good Over choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 17-13.
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/21/19 G Karlie Samuelson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
08/14/19 G Shenise Johnson Knee is out for season
04/05/19 G Victoria Vivians ACL is out for season
Chelsea Gray comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 93%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 16.4 points per game in 29.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.0 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 50% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Erica Wheeler averages 10.7 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Kelsey Mitchell averages 12.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 1.4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 79.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.9 per game. The Sparks allow 77.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 17.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 9th in the league with 76.4 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -3.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 16.9. The Fever are 10th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Fever surrender 80.2 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 20.4 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season.
The Sparks are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 9th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 78.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Indiana is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Fever are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 99.6 is ranked 2nd. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 76.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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