New York Liberty vs Los Angeles Sparks Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/11/2020
Game: New York Liberty vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Layshia Clarendon and the New York Liberty (1-6, 6th in the Eastern Conference) go to IMG Academy on Tuesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Sparks (4-3, 4th in the Western Conference).
Layshia Clarendon comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 48% while her free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Amanda Zahui B. averages 11.3 points per game in 24.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 61%.
Chelsea Gray averages 12.3 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 41%. Candace Parker averages 14.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 10.3 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 62%.
New York averages 73.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -12.0 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.0 per game. The Liberty allow 85.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 16.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Los Angeles is 4th in the league with 85.4 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 31.7 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.7. The Sparks are 7th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Sparks surrender 81.6 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 19.7 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game this season.
The Liberty are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 90 is ranked 4th. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 81.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 43% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA. New York is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 11th in the WNBA.
Los Angeles is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 5th in the league. The Sparks are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 99.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 82.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 2nd. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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