Indiana Fever vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 8/15/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
The Los Angeles Sparks (6-13) play the Indiana Fever (4-16) at STAPLES Center on Sunday.
The Indiana Fever stepped onto the hardwood against the Atlanta Dream and walked away with a win by a score of 79-68 in their last contest. Indiana ended the contest with a 41.5% FG percentage (27 out of 65) and knocked down 5 of their 17 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Fever made 20 of their 26 attempts for a percentage of 76.9%. With regard to grabbing boards, they earned 49 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 dimes in this game as well as forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and having 2 steals. In regard to defense, Indiana let their opponent shoot 35.5% from the floor on 27 out of 76 shooting. Atlanta distributed 8 dimes and had 10 steals for the contest. Additionally, Atlanta snagged 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Atlanta finished 65.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 13 of 20 attempts. They also converted 1 of 13 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
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Danielle Robinson is one player who played a role for the game. She scored 12 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 33:08 minutes played and also snagged 3 boards. Robinson finished the game at 66.7% from the field and distributed 9 dimes. Another player that was a factor in this game for the Fever was Kelsey Mitchell. She pulled down 5 rebounds in her 30:40 minutes on the hardwood. She finished 30.8% from the floor for this game by connecting on 4-of-13 (11 points). When the time ran out, Mitchell earned 1 assist.
Indiana will enter this matchup with a mark of 4-16 on the campaign. They turn it over 14.1 times per contest and as a unit they commit 18.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Indiana is pulling down 34.8 rebounds per game and has accumulated 336 assists for the season, which has them ranked 11th in the league in terms of passing. The Fever are hitting 26.4% on shots from beyond the arc (85 of 322) and 79.4% from the free throw line. They have an average of 74.8 points per game (11th in the WNBA) while going 41.6% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Fever are forcing 11.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.8 fouls. The Fever are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.9% (235 of 376) and they surrender 33.7 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 7th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 397 surrendered on the year. They give up 37.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 10th in basketball in points per game allowed (84.9).
The last time they took the court, the Los Angeles Sparks took a defeat with a final score of 86-61 against the Minnesota Lynx. The Sparks earned 18 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 24 for the game. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 12 steals for the game. The Lynx earned 20 personal fouls in this contest which got the Sparks to the charity stripe for 17 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.5%. In reference to 3-pointers, Los Angeles converted 4 out of 15 attempts (26.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Sparks shot 22 for 60 from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.7%. The Sparks permitted the Lynx to bury 33 of their 59 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 55.9% in the matchup. They finished shooting 47.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 9 out of 19 and ended up going 11 out of 15 at the charity stripe (73.3%). With respect to rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Minnesota to collect 37 in all (8 offensive).
Brittney Sykes pitched in for the Sparks for this game. She made 5 out of 11 in this contest giving her a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and had 1 rebound. Sykes had 14 points in her 30:10 mins on the court, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. An additional player who was a determining factor for Los Angeles was Bria Holmes. She accumulated no assists in 28:28 mins on the court, and she knocked down 3 out of 7 from the floor. Holmes ended the game having shot 42.9% from the floor while also collecting 6 points and 4 total rebounds.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 6-13 on the year. The Sparks are committing 19.3 fouls per contest and they hit 76.2% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 14.4 times per game (12th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per game. Los Angeles has accumulated 1,390 points for the year (73.2 per game) and they grab 29.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Sparks are hitting on 39.5% from the floor, which is ranked 12th in basketball. The Sparks on the defensive end are ranked 4th in the league in PPG surrendered with 79.8. They allow 17.2 assists and 39.9 total boards per game, which has them ranked 1st and 12th in the league. The Los Angeles defense concedes 35.9% on 3-pointers (141 of 393) and their opponents are converting on 84.4% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 17.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.0% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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