Chicago Sky vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 6/5/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA
The Chicago Sky (2-6) head to Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Sparks (3-3).
The Chicago Sky took the court against the Phoenix Mercury and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 77-74 in their last game. Chicago wrapped up the game with a 34.6% FG percentage (27 out of 78) and converted 8 out of their 31 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Sky made 12 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. In terms of getting rebounds, they compiled 39 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 22 assists in this game as well as creating 17 turnovers and earning 11 steals. Concerning defense, Chicago allowed the other team to go 42.9% from the field on 30 of 70 shooting. Phoenix recorded 7 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. Moreover, Phoenix collected 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 8 blocked shots. Phoenix went 70.6% from the free throw line by making 12 of their 17 attempts. They also knocked down 5 of 14 shots from distance.
Courtney Vandersloot is a player who was a major factor in the game. She racked up 8 points on 3 of 15 shooting. She saw the court for 39:25 mins played and collected 4 rebounds. Vandersloot finished the contest at 20.0% from the floor and totaled 9 dimes. Another player that played a role in the game for the Sky was Kahleah Copper. She grabbed 8 rebounds in her 34:25 min on the court. She finished the game shooting 30.8% from the floor for the game by hitting 4-of-13 (14 points). When this game wrapped up, Copper had 4 assists.
Chicago comes into this one with a record of 2-6 on the season. The Sky are shooting 31.9% on 3-pointers (46 of 144) and 88.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 77.5 points per outing (9th in the league) while hitting 38.8% from the floor. They turn it over 17.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 20.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Chicago is collecting 38.0 boards per contest and has earned 151 assists for the season, which is 7th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Sky have forced 17.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.1 personal fouls. The Sky are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.1% (138 of 161) and they surrender 35.9 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 7th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 146 relinquished for the campaign. They are conceding 37.7% on 3-point shots and they are 4th in the league in points per game allowed (79.4).
For their last game, the Los Angeles Sparks went home victorious with a score of 98-63 when they played the Indiana Fever. The Sparks corralled 25 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in this matchup. They also gave up possession 8 times, while earning 9 steals for this game. The Fever earned 13 fouls for the game which took the Sparks to the charity stripe for 11 tries. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 90.9%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Los Angeles converted 14 out of 28 tries (50.0%). When all was said and done, the Sparks went 37 for 66 from the field which had them sitting at 56.1%. The Sparks allowed the Fever to make 23 out of 67 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.3% in the matchup. They finished shooting 30.0% from three-point range by shooting 6 out of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 11 of 16 from the charity stripe (68.8%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Los Angeles permitted Indiana to snag 34 in all (11 offensive).
Nia Coffey was important for the Sparks for the game. She buried 4 of 4 in the matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 100.0%, and had 1 rebound. Coffey totaled 13 points in her 30:37 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in this matchup. An additional player that was pivotal for Los Angeles was Kristi Toliver. She left the arena with no assists in her 27:41 minutes played, and she shot 8 out of 12 from the floor. Toliver finished going 66.7% from the field and also collecting 22 points and 2 total rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 3-3 on the year. Los Angeles has 465 points for the campaign (77.5 per game) and they grab 27.8 boards per contest. The Sparks are responsible for committing 19.2 personal fouls per game and they shoot 77.3% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Sparks are hitting on 40.9% from the field, which is ranked 8th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 15.8 times per game (12th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per contest. The Sparks on defense are ranked 3rd in basketball in PPG surrendered with 78.8. They are forcing 20.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.4% from the floor (7th in the league). The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.5% on shots from distance (41 of 119) and their opposition knocks down 86.0% of their free throw shots. They have given up 16.8 dimes and 40.3 boards per game, which is ranked 1st and 12th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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