Los Angeles Sparks vs Chicago Sky Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/28/2020
Los Angeles Sparks vs Chicago Sky
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Courtney Vandersloot and the Chicago Sky (20-14, 3rd in the Eastern Conference last year) play the Los Angeles Sparks (22-12, 1st in the Western Conference last season) at IMG Academy on Los Angeles Sparks vs Chicago Sky.
The Sparks were a decent bet for WNBA wagerers last season, having gone 18-19 ATS. The Sky covered 65.7% of the time, going 23-12 against the spread. The Sky were a very good play for basketball wagerers as favorites, going 8-5 ATS. The Sparks covered 50.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 13-13 against the spread.
Valuable Los Angeles Sparks Betting Trends
The Sparks were a solid Over play for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 19-19.
Los Angeles covered 27.8% of the time last season away from home, having gone 5-13 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
Chicago covered 66.7% of the time last season at IMG Academy, going 12-6 against the spread.
The Sky were a bad Under play for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 24-11.
Nneka Ogwumike comes into this contest after averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night last season for the Sparks. She pulled down 8.8 rebounds per game and dished out 1.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage was 51% while her free throw percentage was at 83%. Chelsea Gray averaged 14.5 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest last season. She averaged 5.9 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage was 42% for the year while her free throw percentage was 92%.
Courtney Vandersloot averaged 11.2 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest last year for the Sky. She grabbed 4.3 rebounds per game and had 9.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage was 45% and her free throw percentage was at 85%. Diamond DeShields averaged 16.2 points per game last season and she saw the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. She also averaged 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage was 40% and her free throw percentage was 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averaged 80.1 points per contest last season, which ranked them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin was 2.8 and their shooting percentage was 43% as a team, which had them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 5th in the league. They averaged 34.2 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game, which ranked them 7th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 7th with 13.5 per game. The Sparks allowed 77.2 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 3rd in the league. They also allowed a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 36.3 rebounds a game which ranked 10th and they gave up 16.9 assists per contest, which put them in 1st place in the league. They forced 15.1 turnovers per game which ranked them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago was 2nd in the league with 84.6 points per game last year. They were 3rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 1.3. They shot 34% from 3-point range, which was good for 6th in the WNBA. They were 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.6. The Sky were 4th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Sky surrendered 83.3 points per contest, which ranked them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 8th with 19.2 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 35.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky were 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game last season.
The Sparks were 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.6, and their defensive rating of 98 ranked 10th. In terms of pace they were 5th in the league with 78.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% was 4th. As a team they were 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Los Angeles was 7th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 46%, which was 11th in the league.
Chicago was 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 46%, which was 10th in the league. The Sky were 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.3, and their defensive rating of 101.7 was ranked 5th. In terms of pace they were 1st in the league with 81.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 2nd. As a team they were 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
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Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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