New York Liberty vs Los Angeles Sparks Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 6/15/2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Staples Center is the site where Nneka Ogwumike and the Los Angeles Sparks (3-2, 1st in the Western Conference) will take on the New York Liberty (2-4, 5th in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday. Los Angeles opens this game as 2 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 156.
The Liberty have been a great bet for wagerers, having gone 3-2 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 50.0% of the time, going 2-2 against the spread.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty have been a less than ideal Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 3-3.
The Liberty cover the spread 0.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 0-1 ATS.
Important Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks cover the spread 33.3% of the time at Staples Center, going 1-2 against the spread.
The Sparks have been a bad Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 2-3.
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Key New York Liberty Injuries
06/12/19 G Bria Hartley Personal is out indefinitely
06/12/19 G Rebecca Allen Hand is out indefinitely
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out indefinitely
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
Tina Charles comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 9.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Kia Nurse averages 14.2 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 45% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Nneka Ogwumike averages 14.2 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 10.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Chelsea Gray averages 15.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage is 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 79.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.2 per game. The Liberty allow 82.0 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 5th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 17.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 17.6. The Sparks are 6th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Sparks surrender 80.0 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.2 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 43.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game this season.
The Liberty are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 102.3, and their offensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 6th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 80.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA. New York is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 8th in the WNBA.
Los Angeles is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 11th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 97.4, and their offensive rating of 95.2 is ranked 9th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 82.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 44% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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