Los Angeles Sparks vs Las Vegas Aces WNBA Game Picks 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Mandalay Bay Events Center
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Mandalay Bay Events Center is the venue where Liz Cambage and the Las Vegas Aces (19-12, 2nd in the Western Conference) will play the Los Angeles Sparks (19-11, 1st in the Western Conference) on Saturday.
The Sparks have been pretty good for bettors, having gone 15-14 ATS. Las Vegas is covering 36.7% of the time, going 11-19 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been a decent Over bet for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 16-14.
The Sparks are covering the spread 33.3% of the time away from home, having gone 5-10 ATS.
Important Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces are covering the spread 33.3% of the time at Mandalay Bay Events Center, going 5-10 against the spread.
The Aces have been a decent Over bet for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 14-15.
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/21/19 G Karlie Samuelson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
No key injuries to report
Nneka Ogwumike comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while being on the court 29.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Sparks. She grabs 9.1 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Chelsea Gray averages 14.7 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.8 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 93%.
Liz Cambage averages 16.1 points per game while playing 25.7 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 50% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Kayla McBride averages 13.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 79.6 points per game this season, which ranks them 4th in the league. 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 35% which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They average 33.8 rebounds per contest and 18.4 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.8 per game. The Sparks allow 77.9 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 4th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 16.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas is 3rd in the league with 81.6 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 3.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 38.8 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 21.0. The Aces are 5th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Aces surrender 78.3 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season.
The Sparks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 98.8, and their offensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 8th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 78.6 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 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 8th in the WNBA.
Las Vegas is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Aces are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 96.2, and their offensive rating of 100.3 is ranked 12th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 80.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 8th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 21% 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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