Connecticut Sun vs Los Angeles Sparks Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/30/2020
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the site where Chelsea Gray and the Los Angeles Sparks (1-1, 2nd in the Western Conference) will play the Connecticut Sun (0-2, 6th in the Eastern Conference) on Thursday.
DeWanna Bonner comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Alyssa Thomas averages 24 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.5 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 57% for the year while her free throw percentage is 70%.
Chelsea Gray averages 11.5 points per game while playing 25 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 1.5 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 17 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25 minutes per contest. She also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 1 assist per game. Her field goal percentage is 78% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Connecticut averages 79 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -15.0 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 24% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 36 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15 per game. The Sun allow 94 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Los Angeles is 6th in the league with 88.5 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 12.5. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 30.5 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Sparks are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Sparks surrender 76 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 32 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 7 per game this season.
The Sun are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 75.4, and their offensive rating of 126.7 is ranked 8th. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 62.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 44% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. Connecticut is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
Los Angeles is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 27.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 8th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 62.3, and their offensive rating of 145 is ranked 11th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 61 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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