Las Vegas Aces vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 9/12/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: NBA TV
IMG Academy is the site where Chelsea Gray and the Los Angeles Sparks (15-6, 3rd in the Western Conference) will take on the Las Vegas Aces (16-4, 2nd in the Western Conference) on Saturday.
A'ja Wilson comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while being on the court 32.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Aces. She grabs 8.7 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 48% while her free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Kayla McBride averages 12.4 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 90%.
Chelsea Gray averages 14.4 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 94%. Candace Parker averages 14.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage is 72%.
Las Vegas averages 89.1 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They average 37.4 rebounds per contest and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 12.2 per game. The Aces allow 80.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 19.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 85.6 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 31.5 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Sparks are 6th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Sparks surrender 80.1 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.9 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game this season.
The Aces are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 81.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 16% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Las Vegas is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 10th in the league.
Los Angeles is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 10th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd 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?
Guy's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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