Indiana Fever vs Los Angeles Sparks Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Indiana Fever vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Teaira McCowan and the Indiana Fever (2-2, 4th in the Eastern Conference) head to IMG Academy on Wednesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Sparks (2-2, 4th in the Western Conference).
Teaira McCowan comes into this contest averaging 10.5 points per game while playing 21.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Fever. She pulls down 6 rebounds per game. Her field goal percentage is 54% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Candice Dupree averages 17 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.8 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Seimone Augustus averages 10.5 points per game while playing 18.5 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 1.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 55%. Candace Parker averages 12.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 50%.
Indiana averages 87 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.8 per game. The Fever allow 88.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 15.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Los Angeles is 8th in the league with 83.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.5 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Sparks are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Sparks surrender 82.3 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 37.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 18.0 per game this season.
The Fever are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 79.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 7th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Indiana is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 3rd in the league.
Los Angeles is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 2nd in the league. The Sparks are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.8, and their defensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 83.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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