Los Angeles Sparks vs New York Liberty Expert WNBA Picks Against the Spread 7/20/2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Westchester County Center
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Kia Nurse and the New York Liberty (7-10, 4th in the Eastern Conference) host the Los Angeles Sparks (10-7, 2nd in the Western Conference) at Westchester County Center on Saturday, July 20, 2019.
The Sparks have been an ok choice for wagerers, having gone 8-8 ATS. New York is covering 43.8% of the time, going 7-9 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been a solid Under choice for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 8-9.
Los Angeles is covering 44.4% of the time on the road, having gone 4-5 ATS.
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
New York is covering 44.4% of the time at Westchester County Center, going 4-5 against the spread.
The Liberty have been a solid Under choice for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 8-9.
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/18/19 G Alana Beard Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs NY Liberty
07/18/19 F Candace Parker Ankle is questionable Saturday vs NY Liberty
07/16/19 G Riquna Williams Suspension is out 10 games
Key New York Liberty Injuries
07/18/19 G Asia Durr Groin missed last game, is questionable Saturday vs LA Sparks
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Chelsea Gray comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 94%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 15.9 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.8 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 45% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Kia Nurse averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Tina Charles averages 17.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 78.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.5 per game. The Sparks allow 78.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 17.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 5th in the league with 77.9 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -5.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.6. The Liberty are 4th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Liberty surrender 83.5 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.3 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 36.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Sparks are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 99.2, and their offensive rating of 99.1 is ranked 7th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 9th in the WNBA.
New York is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 1st in the WNBA. The Liberty are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 104.1, and their offensive rating of 97.1 is ranked 1st. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 80.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 10th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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