Washington Mystics vs Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/18/2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Natasha Cloud and the Washington Mystics (4-3, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) head to Staples Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Sparks (4-3, 2nd in the Western Conference).
The Mystics have been a so-so pick for basketball bettors, having gone 3-4 ATS. The Sparks cover 50.0% of the time, going 3-3 against the spread.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics have been a rough Over bet for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 3-4.
The Mystics cover 0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 0-3 ATS.
Important Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
Los Angeles is covering 50.0% of the time at Staples Center, going 2-2 against the spread.
The Sparks have been a rough Over bet for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 3-4.
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Key Washington Mystics Injuries
06/09/19 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out indefinitely
06/09/19 G Kim Mestdagh Personal is out indefinitely
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Sparks Injuries
06/16/19 G Alana Beard Leg is questionable Tuesday vs Wash Mystics
06/16/19 F Candace Parker Hamstring is questionable Tuesday vs Wash Mystics
05/29/19 C Maria Vadeeva Personal is out indefinitely
Natasha Cloud comes into this contest averaging 11.6 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mystics. She pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Kristi Toliver averages 10.9 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.0 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Nneka Ogwumike averages 15.3 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Chelsea Gray averages 16.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 84.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 32.1 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10.4 per game. The Mystics allow 78.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 16.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 3rd in the league with 81.1 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 18.4. The Sparks are 7th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Sparks surrender 80.9 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.6 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 40.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game this season.
The Mystics are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 103 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 76 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Washington is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 1st in the league.
Los Angeles is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 10th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 99.7, and their offensive rating of 100 is ranked 8th. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 81.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 7th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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