Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury WNBA Tips 6/14/2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Talking Stick Resort Arena is the site where DeWanna Bonner and the Phoenix Mercury (2-3, 4th in the Western Conference) will take on the Los Angeles Sparks (3-2, 1st in the Western Conference) on Friday.
The Sparks have been a less than ideal pick for wagerers, having gone 2-2 ATS. Phoenix is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 2-2 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been a great Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 2-3.
The Sparks are covering the spread 33.3% of the time as a visitor, having gone 1-2 ATS.
Important Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury are covering the spread 33.3% of the time at Talking Stick Resort Arena, going 1-2 against the spread.
The Mercury have been a great Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 2-3.
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Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
06/12/19 G Alana Beard Leg is questionable Friday vs Phoenix Mercury
06/12/19 F Candace Parker Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Phoenix Mercury
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 15.6 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 2.6 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 14.2 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.4 assists per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 77%.
DeWanna Bonner averages 24.2 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Mercury. She grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage currently is at 96%. Brittney Griner averages 16.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 52% and her free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 78.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.6 per game. The Sparks allow 80.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 17.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 9th in the league with 75.8 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 31.2 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Mercury are 9th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Mercury surrender 77.6 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 47% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 17.8 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mercury are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Sparks are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 95.2, and their defensive rating of 97.4 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 82.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 11th in the league.
Phoenix is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the WNBA. The Mercury are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 102.1, and their offensive rating of 99.8 is ranked 7th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 76 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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