Seattle Storm vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 9/4/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Sydney Wiese and the Los Angeles Sparks (13-4, 2nd in the Western Conference) play the Seattle Storm (14-3, 1st in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Friday.
Breanna Stewart comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Storm. She pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Alysha Clark averages 9.2 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.1 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 52% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Sydney Wiese averages 7.5 points per game while playing 20.5 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 1.9 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Chelsea Gray averages 14.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage is 97%.
Seattle averages 85.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.4 per game. The Storm allow 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 17.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Los Angeles is 5th in the league with 85.6 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 31.0 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.4. The Sparks are 7th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Sparks surrender 80.2 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.3 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 17.8 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 93.2, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA. Seattle is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Los Angeles is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Sparks are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 99.3, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 10th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 79.6 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 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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