Las Vegas Aces vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 6/30/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Amazon Prime
The Las Vegas Aces (11-4) head to Los Angeles Convention Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Sparks (6-8).
The Las Vegas Aces stepped onto the hardwood against the Seattle Storm and notched a win by a score of 95-92 in their last game. Las Vegas walked away from the game having earned a 43.8% field goal percentage (35 out of 80) and buried 6 of 11 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Aces converted 19 of 23 attempts for a rate of 82.6%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 35 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 18 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Concerning the defense, Las Vegas allowed the other team to shoot 46.3% from the field on 38 out of 82 shooting. Seattle distributed 8 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. On top of that, Seattle totaled 43 rebounds (8 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Seattle shot 88.9% from the free throw line by making 8 of their 9 attempts. They knocked down 8 out of their 26 tries from distance.
A'ja Wilson is a player who was a major factor for this game. She scored 22 points on 7 out of 24 shooting. She saw the court for 40:17 mins and pulled down 11 boards. Wilson finished the game at 29.2% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. Someone else that played a role in this game for the Aces was Jackie Young. She had 4 rebounds in 40:07 min on the basketball court. She finished the game at 44.4% from the floor in this contest via 4-of-9 (12 points). Overall, Young had accumulated 3 assists.
Las Vegas will enter this matchup with a record of 11-4 for the year. They lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 15.8 fouls per game. As a team, Las Vegas is grabbing 37.7 boards per game and has 310 assists for the year, which has them ranked 4th in the league in terms of passing. The Aces are hitting 37.3% on shots from 3-point land (76 of 204) and 83.4% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 91.3 pts per game (1st in basketball) while going 47.1% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Aces are able to force 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.9 personal fouls. They rank 7th in basketball in allowing assists with 296 relinquished for the campaign. The Aces defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 40.9% (188 of 299) and they surrender 35.5 rebounds per contest as a unit. They relinquish 28.7% on 3-point shots while they are 7th in the league in points per game allowed (81.0).
When they last played, the Los Angeles Sparks took a loss by a score of 88-79 against the Phoenix Mercury. The Sparks were able to pull down 26 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 31 for this game. They also gave up possession 9 times, while getting 7 steals in this matchup. The Mercury were called for 18 fouls for the game which got the Sparks to the free throw line for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to make 11 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.3%. With respect to three-point attempts, Los Angeles converted 6 of 20 tries (30.0%). In all, the Sparks shot 31 out of 74 from the floor which had them at 41.9%. The Sparks permitted the Mercury to make 28 out of their 62 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 45.2% for the contest. They went 42.9% from beyond the arc by going 9 out of 21 and finished the game at 23 of 26 at the charity stripe (88.5%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Los Angeles permitted Phoenix to snag 44 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Amanda Zahui B. ended up being a major contributor for the Sparks for the game. She knocked down 4 of 10 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. Zahui B. racked up 10 points in her 33:07 mins on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist in this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Los Angeles was Erica Wheeler. She walked away with 4 assists in 32:09 mins on the court, and she converted 9 out of 19 from the floor. Wheeler walked away from this one going 47.4% from the floor in addition to contributing 21 points and 3 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a record of 6-8 this year. Los Angeles has accounted for 1,060 pts for the year (75.7 per contest) and they pull in 29.0 rebounds per game. The Sparks are committing 20.1 fouls per game while shooting 74.2% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Sparks are hitting on 40.7% from the floor, which ranks 11th in the league. They are earning an assist 14.9 times per contest (12th in the league) and they are turning it over 12.4 times per contest. The Sparks on defense are ranked 3rd in the league in PPG given up with 79.4. They are forcing 18.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the floor (5th in basketball). The Los Angeles defense gives up 36.5% on three-point shots (110 of 301) and their opposition makes 83.4% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 16.6 assists and 40.1 rebounds per game, which is ranked 1st and 12th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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