Los Angeles Sparks vs Indiana Fever Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/15/2020
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Indiana Fever
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the venue where Candice Dupree and the Indiana Fever (4-5, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Los Angeles Sparks (6-3, 3rd in the Western Conference) on Saturday.
Nneka Ogwumike comes into this game averaging 12.0 points per contest while being on the court 23.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Sparks. She grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 57% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Candace Parker averages 13.4 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.6 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 58%.
Candice Dupree averages 14.9 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kelsey Mitchell averages 19.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage is 90%.
Los Angeles averages 85.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They average 31.3 rebounds per contest and 19.4 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.8 per game. The Sparks allow 79.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 18.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Indiana is 6th in the league with 84.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.1. The Fever are 9th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Fever surrender 87.6 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 16.2 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 10.2 per game this season.
The Sparks are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 96.6, and their offensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 11th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 82 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 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Indiana is 11th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 3rd in the league. The Fever are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 78.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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