Los Angeles Sparks vs Minnesota Lynx Basketball Betting Tips 6/8/2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019
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Nneka Ogwumike and the Los Angeles Sparks (2-2, 4th in the Western Conference) head to Target Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Minnesota Lynx (4-1, 1st in the Western Conference).
The Sparks have been decent for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 1-1 ATS. The Lynx cover the spread 50.0% of the time, going 2-2 against the spread. The Lynx have been strong for basketball wagerers as the favorite, going 2-1 ATS.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been an awful Over bet for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 0-3.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx cover the spread 0% of the time at Target Center, going 0-2 against the spread.
The Lynx have been an awful Over bet for O/U basketball 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 Minnesota Lynx Injuries
05/28/19 G Seimone Augustus Knee is out indefinitely
02/07/19 F Maya Moore Personal is out for season
Nneka Ogwumike comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 11.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Chelsea Gray averages 14.3 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.5 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 38% for the year while her free throw percentage is 94%.
Sylvia Fowles averages 13.6 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Danielle Robinson averages 8.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 33% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 75.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.3 per game. The Sparks allow 78.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 16.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 9th in the league with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Lynx are 2nd in turnovers per game with 17.2. The Lynx surrender 67.8 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 14.2 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 27.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Sparks are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 96.2, and their offensive rating of 92.2 is ranked 8th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 81.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 43% is 9th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 9th in the WNBA. The Lynx are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 91.8, and their offensive rating of 99.1 is ranked 11th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 73.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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