Los Angeles Sparks vs Las Vegas Aces Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Angel McCoughtry and the Las Vegas Aces (3-2, 4th in the Western Conference) host the Los Angeles Sparks (3-2, 3rd in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Friday.
Candace Parker comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 10 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 59%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 13.2 points per game in 24.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.2 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 61% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Angel McCoughtry averages 14.4 points per game while playing 20.8 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 54% and her free throw percentage currently is at 88%. A'ja Wilson averages 19.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.2 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 69%.
Los Angeles averages 83.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 31.8 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.4 per game. The Sparks allow 80.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Las Vegas is 3rd in the league with 88.6 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.2. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 17.8. The Aces are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Aces surrender 81.4 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.0 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 29.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season.
The Sparks are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 97.9, and their offensive rating of 101.6 is ranked 9th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 82.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 6th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 3rd in the WNBA.
Las Vegas is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 8th in the WNBA. The Aces are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 97.7, and their offensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 10th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 83.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 15% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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