Los Angeles Sparks vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 9/2/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Dallas Wings
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
IMG Academy is the site where Satou Sabally and the Dallas Wings (6-10, 6th in the Western Conference) will play the Los Angeles Sparks (12-4, 3rd in the Western Conference) on Wednesday.
Candace Parker comes into this game averaging 13.2 points per contest while being on the court 29.4 minutes per night so far this year for the Sparks. She grabs 9.4 rebounds per contest and hands out 4.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Sydney Wiese averages 7.6 points per game in 21.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.3 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 51% for the year while her free throw percentage is 92%.
Satou Sabally averages 12.8 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 35% and her free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Allisha Gray averages 11.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Los Angeles averages 85.3 points per game this season, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They average 30.7 rebounds per contest and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.3 per game. The Sparks allow 80.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Dallas is 7th in the league with 81.9 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -3.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Wings are 12th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Wings surrender 84.9 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Sparks are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 98.8 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 2nd. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 5th in the league.
Dallas is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Wings are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 4th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 77.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 11th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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