Chicago Sky vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 9/6/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Allie Quigley and the Chicago Sky (11-8, 1st in the Eastern Conference) head to IMG Academy on Sunday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Sparks (13-5, 3rd in the Western Conference).
Allie Quigley comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 94%. Courtney Vandersloot averages 13.4 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 9.5 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 89%.
Chelsea Gray averages 14.3 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage currently is at 95%. Candace Parker averages 14.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 73%.
Chicago averages 86.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 33.2 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.3 per game. The Sky allow 83.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 85.8 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 30.7 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.4. The Sparks are 7th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Sparks surrender 80.7 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.6 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game this season.
The Sky are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 80.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Chicago is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 7th in the league.
Los Angeles is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 100.1, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 9th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 79.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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