Los Angeles Sparks vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 5/28/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Chicago Sky
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Los Angeles Sparks (0-2) head to Wintrust Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Chicago Sky (2-2).
The Los Angeles Sparks played the Las Vegas Aces and went home with a loss by a final score of 97-69 in their last game. Los Angeles ended with a 36.5% field goal percentage (27 out of 74) and converted 5 out of their 17 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Sparks buried 10 of 15 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. In regard to hauling in boards, they collected 28 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and having 8 steals. Regarding the defense, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 53.2% from the field on 33 of 62 shooting. Las Vegas recorded 4 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Additionally, Las Vegas totaled 44 rebounds (4 offensive, 40 defensive) and got 12 blocks. Las Vegas ended up shooting 84.4% at the charity stripe by burying 27 of their 32 attempts. They knocked down 4 out of their 14 attempts from 3-point range.
Chiney Ogwumike is someone who was a major contributor in this game. She was able to score 11 points on 4 out of 10 shooting. She was on the court for 30:40 minutes played and also collected 5 rebounds. Ogwumike finished the game at 40.0% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. An additional player that had an impact in this matchup for the Sparks was Nneka Ogwumike. She collected 5 rebounds in her 28:15 minutes played on the night. She finished shooting 52.9% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 9-of-17 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Ogwumike accounted for 3 assists.
Los Angeles heads into this one with a record of 0-2 for the season. The Sparks are connecting on 27.3% from downtown (12 of 44) and 62.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 70.0 pts per game (12th in the league) while hitting 36.2% from the floor. They cough up possession 13.0 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Los Angeles is grabbing 26.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 33 assists for the year, which has them ranked 12th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Sparks have forced 20.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.0 personal fouls. The Sparks are giving up a FG percentage of 53.2% (41 of 32) and they relinquish 44.5 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 1st in the league in giving up assists with 35 conceded on the campaign. They surrender 38.7% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (95.5).
In their last game, the Chicago Sky walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 90-83 against the Atlanta Dream. The Sky were able to pull down 28 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 21 times, while getting 5 steals for the contest. The Dream were called for 21 fouls for the game which took the Sky to the charity stripe for a total of 28 tries. They were able to make 27 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 96.4%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Chicago knocked down 6 of 17 tries (35.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Sky ended up going 25 for 62 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.3%. The Sky allowed the Dream to bury 31 of 74 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.9% for this game. They finished shooting 44.4% from beyond the arc by going 8 of 18 and ended up shooting 20 out of 25 from the free throw line (80.0%). In relation to team rebounding, Chicago permitted Atlanta to pull down 32 in all (15 offensive).
Diamond DeShields ended up having an impact for the Sky in the game. She buried 5 of 10 for this contest for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 9 rebounds. DeShields had 17 points in her 37:20 minutes on the hardwood and earned 2 assists in this contest. An additional player that was important for Chicago was Kahleah Copper. She accumulated 3 assists in her 36:19 minutes played, and she converted 6 of 11 from the field. Copper walked away from this one going 54.5% from the field and also collecting 21 points and 3 boards.
Chicago has a record of 2-2 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Sky are connecting on 39.6% from the floor, which ranks 9th in the league. Chicago has scored 323 pts for the season (80.8 per contest) and they pull down 39.8 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 20.8 times per game (2nd in basketball) and they are turning it over 17.8 times per contest. The Sky have committed 19.5 fouls per game and they connect on 86.0% from the free throw line. The Sky are ranked 3rd in the league in points given up per game with 79.0. They have forced 16.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 38.9% from the floor (1st in basketball). The Chicago defense allows 34.1% on 3-point shots (31 of 91) and their opposition knocks down 70.5% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 17.0 assists and 37.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 2nd and 8th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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