Dallas Wings vs Los Angeles Sparks Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/23/2020
Game: Dallas Wings vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
IMG Academy is the venue where Nneka Ogwumike and the Los Angeles Sparks (8-3, 3rd in the Western Conference) will play the Dallas Wings (4-8, 6th in the Western Conference) on Sunday.
Allisha Gray comes into this game averaging 12.5 points per contest while being on the court 21.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Wings. She grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Kayla Thornton averages 6.9 points per game in 23.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 0.6 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Nneka Ogwumike averages 12.3 points per game while playing 23.8 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 60% and her free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Candace Parker averages 13.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 68%.
Dallas averages 79.6 points per game this season, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They average 33.4 rebounds per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.3 per game. The Wings allow 84.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 19.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 85.9 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.5. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 30.6 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.7. The Sparks are 7th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Sparks surrender 78.5 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 18.8 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 18.5 per game this season.
The Wings are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 77.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 6th in the league.
Los Angeles is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 7th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 96.6, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 11th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 81.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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