Los Angeles Sparks vs Seattle Storm WNBA Tips 6/21/2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
Angel of the Winds Arena
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Angel of the Winds Arena is the venue where Natasha Howard and the Seattle Storm (5-4, 2nd in the Western Conference) will take on the Los Angeles Sparks (4-4, 3rd in the Western Conference) on Friday.
The Sparks have been an awful pick for bettors, having gone 3-4 ATS. The Storm cover 55.6% of the time, going 5-4 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been an excellent Under choice for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 3-5.
The Sparks cover 50.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 2-2 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm cover 42.9% of the time at Angel of the Winds Arena, going 3-4 against the spread.
The Storm have been an excellent Under choice for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 2-7.
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Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
06/19/19 G Alana Beard Leg is questionable Friday vs Seattle Storm
05/29/19 C Maria Vadeeva Personal is out indefinitely
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
06/19/19 G Jordin Canada Knee is questionable Friday vs LA Sparks
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Chelsea Gray comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 44% while her free throw percentage is currently at 95%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 14.9 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.6 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 46% for the year while her free throw percentage is 76%.
Natasha Howard averages 19.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 9.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Jewell Loyd averages 15.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 77.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.3 per game. The Sparks allow 80.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 17.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 8th in the league with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 31.4 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.1. The Storm are 6th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Storm surrender 75.3 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 19.8 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Sparks are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 95.3, and their defensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 81.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 9th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Los Angeles is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 8th in the league.
Seattle is 5th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 1st in the league. The Storm are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99, and their defensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 76.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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