Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury WNBA Picks Against the Spread 6/23/2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Chelsea Gray and the Los Angeles Sparks (4-5, 3rd in the Western Conference) head to Talking Stick Resort Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Phoenix Mercury (2-5, 6th in the Western Conference).
The Sparks have been a terrible option for bettors, having gone 3-5 ATS. The Mercury are covering 33.3% of the time, going 2-4 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been a great Under choice for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 3-6.
Los Angeles is covering 40.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 2-3 ATS.
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury are covering 25.0% of the time at Talking Stick Resort Arena, going 1-3 against the spread.
The Mercury have been a great Under choice for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 2-5.
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Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
05/29/19 C Maria Vadeeva Personal is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
05/20/19 G Diana Taurasi Back is out indefinitely
Chelsea Gray comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 44% while her free throw percentage is currently at 95%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 14.3 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.6 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 78%.
DeWanna Bonner averages 21.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage currently is at 95%. Brittney Griner averages 16.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 75.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.4 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.1 per game. The Sparks allow 81.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 17.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 10th in the league with 71.6 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -5.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 31.4 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 16.0. The Mercury are 9th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Mercury surrender 77.4 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 43% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.3 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 37.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Sparks are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 100.9, and their offensive rating of 94.2 is ranked 5th. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 80.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 8th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Phoenix is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 3rd in the league. The Mercury are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 95.1, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 75.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 10th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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