Los Angeles Sparks vs New York Liberty Prediction, 9/8/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs New York Liberty
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
IMG Academy is the venue where Amanda Zahui B. and the New York Liberty (2-16, 6th in the Eastern Conference) will play the Los Angeles Sparks (14-5, 3rd in the Western Conference) on Tuesday.
Candace Parker comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 51% while her free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 12.1 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.5 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 57% for the year while her free throw percentage is 81%.
Amanda Zahui B. averages 9.2 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 35% and her free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Layshia Clarendon averages 11.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
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Los Angeles averages 85.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 31.1 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.2 per game. The Sparks allow 80.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 17.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
New York is 12th in the league with 72.2 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 36%, while their average scoring margin is -14.0. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Liberty are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.6. The Liberty surrender 86.2 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 17.6 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 37.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season.
The Sparks are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 100.1 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 79.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 2nd. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 5th in the league.
New York is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 9th in the league. The Liberty are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 88.8, and their defensive rating of 106 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 81.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 42% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay Prediction?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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