Washington Mystics vs Los Angeles Sparks WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/7/2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
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Chelsea Gray and the Los Angeles Sparks (6-6, 4th in the Western Conference) play the Washington Mystics (9-3, 1st in the Eastern Conference) at Staples Center on Sunday, July 7, 2019.
The Mystics have been terrible for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 8-4 ATS. The Sparks are covering 45.5% of the time, going 5-6 against the spread.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics have been an awful Over bet for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 5-7.
Washington is covering 57.1% of the time away from home, having gone 4-3 ATS.
Important Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks are covering 33.3% of the time at Staples Center, going 2-4 against the spread.
The Sparks have been a dicey Over bet for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 6-6.
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
05/29/19 C Maria Vadeeva Personal is out indefinitely
Kristi Toliver comes into this game averaging 11.8 points per contest while being on the court 27.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Mystics. She grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and hands out 5.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 48% while her free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Natasha Cloud averages 9.7 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 75%.
Chelsea Gray averages 14.2 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 96%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 13.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 86.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They average 33.7 rebounds per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.1 per game. The Mystics allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 15.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 8th in the league with 77.8 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -1.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Sparks are 4th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Sparks surrender 79.7 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.7 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 39.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Mystics are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 94.7 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 77.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Washington is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 10th in the league.
Los Angeles is 5th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 9th in the league. The Sparks are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 97, and their defensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 80.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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