Los Angeles Sparks vs Las Vegas Aces WNBA Game Picks 5/26/2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Mandalay Bay Events Center
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A'ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces (14-19 last year, 6th in the Western Conference) host the Los Angeles Sparks (19-15 last season, 3rd in the Western Conference) at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday, May 26, 2019.
The Sparks were pretty good for oddsmakers last year, having gone 16-18 ATS. Las Vegas covered the spread 48.5% of the time, going 16-17 against the spread. The Aces were a bad option for WNBA bettors as a favorite, going 2-4 ATS. Los Angeles covered the spread 46.2% of the time as an underdog, having gone 12-14 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks were an excellent Under pick for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 15-21.
Los Angeles covered the spread 47.1% of the time last year as the away team, having gone 8-9 ATS.
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
Las Vegas covered the spread 56.3% of the time last year at Mandalay Bay Events Center, going 9-7 against the spread.
The Aces were a pretty good Under pick for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 15-16.
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
05/20/19 F Candace Parker Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chiney Ogwumike comes into this game after averaging 14.4 points per contest while being on the court 25.5 minutes per night last year for the Sparks. She grabbed 7.3 rebounds per contest and handed out 1.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage was 60% while her free throw percentage was at 80%. Chelsea Gray averaged 14.9 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest last season. She averaged 5.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage was 48% for the year while her free throw percentage was 84%.
A'ja Wilson averaged 20.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest last year for the Aces. She grabbed 8.0 rebounds per game and had 2.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage was 46% and her free throw percentage was at 77%. Kayla McBride averaged 18.2 points per game last season and she saw the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. She also averaged 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage was 45% and her free throw percentage was 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averaged 78.9 points per game last season, which ranked them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 1.9 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 6th in the WNBA. They averaged 31.3 rebounds per contest and 18.3 assists per game, which ranked them 12th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 12th with 10.9 per game. The Sparks allowed 77.0 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 1st in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 35.1 rebounds a game which ranked 8th and they gave up 18.7 assists per contest, which put them in 6th place in the league. They forced 14.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas was 7th in the league with 81.9 points per game last year. They were 8th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was -2.5. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 8th in the WNBA. They were 4th in the league in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.6. The Aces were 9th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Aces surrendered 84.4 points per contest, which ranked them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 8th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces were 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game last season.
The Sparks were 6th in the league in defensive rating with 101.8, and their offensive rating of 104.4 was ranked 10th. They were 12th in the WNBA in pace with 75.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 6th. As a unit they were 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. Los Angeles was 11th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 49%, which was 8th in the WNBA.
Las Vegas was 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 50%, which was 3rd in the WNBA. The Aces were 8th in the league in defensive rating with 107.3, and their offensive rating of 104.1 was ranked 5th. They were 1st in the WNBA in pace with 80.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% was 10th. As a unit they were 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 15% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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