Indiana Fever vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 6/3/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Los Angeles Convention Center is the venue where and the Los Angeles Sparks (2-3) will play the Indiana Fever (1-8) on Thursday.
The Indiana Fever faced off with the Seattle Storm and took a loss by a score of 88-73 in their last game. Indiana finished the contest having earned a 39.2% FG percentage (29 out of 74) and converted 4 out of their 17 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Fever converted 11 of 14 attempts for a rate of 78.6%. Regarding rebounding, they earned a total of 35 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 21 assists in this game while forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With respect to defense, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 42.4% from the floor on 28 of 66 shooting. Seattle recorded 8 dimes and had 5 steals in this game. Additionally, Seattle grabbed 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Seattle shot 87.5% from the free throw line by making 21 of 24 attempts. They also buried 11 out of their 22 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Tiffany Mitchell is a player who played a role in this matchup. She notched 10 points on 4 out of 12 shooting. She saw the court for 26:44 minutes and pulled down 5 boards. Mitchell walked away from this one shooting 33.3% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes. Another player that was a factor in the matchup for the Fever was Teaira McCowan. She pulled down 14 rebounds in her 26:21 minutes on the basketball court. She went 42.9% from the field for the contest by going 3-of-7 (12 points). When all was said and done, McCowan earned 2 assists.
Indiana steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 1-8 for the year. They are turning it over 15.3 times per game and as a team are committing 17.9 personal fouls per game. As a team, Indiana is collecting 36.3 boards per game and has earned 125 dimes on the year, which ranks 4th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Fever are hitting 27.4% on three-point shots (32 of 117) and 78.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 76.1 pts per contest (10th in the league) while hitting 41.5% from the floor. Defensively, the Fever are forcing 11.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.9 fouls. The Fever are giving up a FG percentage of 47.1% (105 of 161) and they concede 32.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 12th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 193 surrendered for the campaign. They are surrendering 44.5% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG allowed (88.7).
The last time they took the court, the Los Angeles Sparks took a defeat with a final score of 79-69 against the Dallas Wings. The Sparks were able to corral 20 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 24 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 5 steals for the matchup. The Wings were called for 22 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Sparks to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They were able to convert 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 91.7%. In terms of three-point attempts, Los Angeles knocked down 10 of their 30 attempts (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Sparks ended up going 24 for 64 from the field which had them shooting 37.5%. The Sparks allowed the Wings to convert 26 of 66 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 39.4% for the matchup. They went 35.7% from beyond the arc by going 10 out of 28 and ended up shooting 17 of 18 at the free throw line (94.4%). When talking about rebounds, Los Angeles permitted Dallas to grab 41 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Te'a Cooper ended up being a factor for the Sparks for the contest. She buried 4 out of 12 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, and had 3 rebounds. Cooper accumulated 12 points in her 32:50 minutes on the hardwood and had 4 dimes in this contest. Another player that was pivotal for Los Angeles was Nia Coffey. She wrapped the game up with 1 assist in her 28:28 mins played, and she shot 3 out of 8 from the floor. Coffey wrapped this one up going 37.5% from the floor while also totaling 8 points and 6 total rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 2-3 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Sparks are connecting on 37.2% from the floor, which is 12th in the WNBA. Los Angeles has 216 pts so far this season (72.0 per game) and they pull in 27.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 16.7 times per game (12th in the WNBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per contest. The Sparks have committed 19.7 fouls per contest and they go 70.2% from the charity stripe. The Sparks on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the WNBA in points allowed per contest with 82.0. The Los Angeles defense allows 35.4% on 3-pointers (35 of 99) and their opponents are converting on 88.8% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 16.8 assists and 41.6 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 1st and 12th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 21.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the field (11th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana
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