Seattle Storm vs Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Picks Against the Spread 8/4/2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
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Jordin Canada and the Seattle Storm (12-10, 3rd in the Western Conference) go to Staples Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Sparks (12-8, 2nd in the Western Conference).
The Storm have been good for basketball wagerers, having gone 11-10 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 52.6% of the time, going 10-9 against the spread.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm have been a bad Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 7-15.
The Storm cover the spread 50.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 5-5 ATS.
Important Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
Los Angeles is covering 45.5% of the time at Staples Center, going 5-6 against the spread.
The Sparks have been a bad Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 9-11.
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
08/02/19 F Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Knee is questionable Sunday vs LA Sparks
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
08/01/19 G Alana Beard Hamstring is out Sunday vs Seattle Storm
08/01/19 F Chiney Ogwumike Jaw is questionable Sunday vs Seattle Storm
07/21/19 G Karlie Samuelson Knee is out indefinitely
07/16/19 G Riquna Williams Suspension is out 10 games
Jordin Canada comes into this contest averaging 10.2 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 37% while her free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Natasha Howard averages 18.5 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.8 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 82%.
Nneka Ogwumike averages 16.7 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Chelsea Gray averages 13.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averages 75.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.1 per game. The Storm allow 74.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 78.1 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 18.1. The Sparks are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Sparks surrender 77.4 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.2 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 37.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Storm are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.5, and their defensive rating of 97.8 is ranked 9th. 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 6th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Seattle is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 1st in the league.
Los Angeles is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 10th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 8th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 77.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 8th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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