Los Angeles Sparks vs Seattle Storm Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Seattle Storm
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm (2-1, 3rd in the Western Conference) play the Los Angeles Sparks (2-1, 1st in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Saturday.
Chelsea Gray comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Sparks. She pulls down 1.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 37% while her free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 16 points per game in 25 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 71% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Breanna Stewart averages 17 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage currently is at 93%. Sue Bird averages 10.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 21 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 44%.
Los Angeles averages 86 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 32.3 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.3 per game. The Sparks allow 82.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 18.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Seattle is 9th in the league with 82.7 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 34 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19. The Storm are 9th in turnovers per game with 14. The Storm surrender 75.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 17.3 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 37 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Sparks are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 97.9, and their offensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 9th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 84.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 6th in the WNBA.
Seattle is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 12th in the WNBA. The Storm are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 96, and their offensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 10th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 78.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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