Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/13/2020
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Chelsea Gray and the Los Angeles Sparks (5-3, 4th in the Western Conference) travel to IMG Academy on Thursday where they'll take on the Washington Mystics (3-5, 3rd in the Eastern Conference).
Chelsea Gray comes into this game averaging 11.6 points per contest while being on the court 27.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Sparks. She grabs 2.1 rebounds per contest and hands out 5.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 12.0 points per game in 23.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 55% for the year while her free throw percentage is 82%.
Myisha Hines-Allen averages 15.8 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Leilani Mitchell averages 8.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 69%.
Los Angeles averages 86.4 points per game this season, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They average 31.0 rebounds per contest and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.1 per game. The Sparks allow 81.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 18.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 17.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Washington is 9th in the league with 80.6 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 33.1 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Mystics are 11th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Mystics surrender 80.0 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 16.1 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 36.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game this season.
The Sparks are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 98.2, and their offensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 10th. They are 3rd in the WNBA in pace with 82.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
Washington is 11th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 7th in the league. The Mystics are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101, and their defensive rating of 100.2 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 79.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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