Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics Basketball Betting Tips 8/27/2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Entertainment and Sports Arena
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Entertainment and Sports Arena is the venue where Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics (21-8, 1st in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Los Angeles Sparks (18-10, 1st in the Western Conference) on Tuesday.
The Sparks have been lousy for Las Vegas, having gone 15-12 ATS. The Mystics are covering 59.3% of the time, going 16-11 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks have been a less than ideal Under choice for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 15-13.
Los Angeles is covering 38.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 5-8 ATS.
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
Washington is covering 50.0% of the time at Entertainment and Sports Arena, going 7-7 against the spread.
The Mystics have been a strong Over choice for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 17-11.
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
07/21/19 G Karlie Samuelson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
08/26/19 G Kristi Toliver Knee is out indefinitely
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Nneka Ogwumike comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 9.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Chelsea Gray averages 14.3 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.6 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 94%.
Elena Delle Donne averages 19.0 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 97%. LaToya Sanders averages 5.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 23.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 79.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.9 per game. The Sparks allow 77.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 16.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 1st in the league with 88.6 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.8. The Mystics are 12th in turnovers per game with 10.8. The Mystics surrender 77.2 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Sparks are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 97.7, and their offensive rating of 101 is ranked 10th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 78.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 9th in the WNBA.
Washington is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 4th in the WNBA. The Mystics are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 114.8 is ranked 7th. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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