Los Angeles Sparks vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 5/30/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Chicago Sky
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Wintrust Arena is the venue where and the Chicago Sky (2-2) will take on the Los Angeles Sparks (0-2) on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Sparks faced off with the Las Vegas Aces and ended up losing by a score of 97-69 in their last game. Los Angeles finished the game with a 36.5% field goal percentage (27 out of 74) and knocked down 5 of their 17 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Sparks made 10 of their 15 tries for a rate of 66.7%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 28 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 18 assists in this contest while forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and having 8 steals. With regard to defense, Los Angeles allowed their opponent to shoot 53.2% from the floor on 33 out of 62 shooting. Las Vegas earned 4 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. Moreover, Las Vegas pulled down 44 rebounds (4 offensive, 40 defensive) and added 12 blocked shots. Las Vegas went 84.4% at the charity stripe by knocking down 27 of 32 shots. They knocked down 4 out of their 14 shots from beyond the arc.
Chiney Ogwumike is someone who was a factor in the matchup. She ended up finishing with 11 points on 4 of 10 shooting. She saw the court for 30:40 minutes and collected 5 boards. Ogwumike finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor and distributed 2 dimes. Another player that was a factor in this game for the Sparks was Nneka Ogwumike. She grabbed 5 rebounds in her 28:15 minutes on the hardwood. She finished the contest at 52.9% from the floor for this game by shooting 9-of-17 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Ogwumike had accumulated 3 assists.
Los Angeles enters this contest with a record of 0-2 for the year. The Sparks are connecting on 27.3% on 3-pointers (12 of 44) and 62.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 70.0 pts per game (12th in the WNBA) while shooting 36.2% from the floor. They turn it over 13.0 times per contest and as a group are committing 20.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling in 26.5 boards per contest and has racked up 33 dimes so far this year, which ranks 12th in the league in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Sparks are forcing their opponents into 20.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 16.0 fouls. They are ranked 1st in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 35 surrendered so far this year. The Sparks are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 53.2% (41 of 32) and they surrender 44.5 boards per game as a unit. They relinquish 38.7% on shots from downtown and they are 12th in the league in opponents PPG (95.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Chicago Sky went home defeated by a final of 90-83 against the Atlanta Dream. The Sky were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 21 times, while earning 5 steals in the game. The Dream had 21 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Sky to the charity stripe for a total of 28 attempts. They were able to convert 27 of those for a rate of 96.4%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Chicago converted 6 of 17 attempts (35.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Sky went 25 out of 62 from the field which had them at 40.3%. The Sky permitted the Dream to convert 31 of 74 tries from the floor which left them shooting 41.9% for the matchup. They finished the game shooting 44.4% from downtown by connecting on 8 out of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 25 at the charity stripe (80.0%). In reference to rebounds, Chicago permitted Atlanta to collect 32 in all (15 on the offensive glass).
Diamond DeShields pitched in for the Sky in the matchup. She converted 5 of 10 for the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and earned 9 rebounds. DeShields tallied 17 points in her 37:20 minutes of playing time and had 2 dimes in the game. An additional player that was important for Chicago was Kahleah Copper. She ended up finishing with 3 assists in her 36:19 minutes on the court, and she converted 6 out of 11 from the floor. Copper finished going 54.5% from the floor and also earning 21 points and 3 boards.
Chicago has a record of 2-2 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Sky are connecting on 39.6% from the floor, which is 9th in basketball. Chicago has accounted for 323 points on the campaign (80.8 per contest) and they pull down 39.8 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 20.8 times per game (2nd in the league) and they cough up possession 17.8 times per game. The Sky commit 19.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 86.0% from the free throw line. The Sky on the defensive end are ranked 3rd in basketball in points given up per game with 79.0. They are forcing their opponents into 16.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.9% from the field (1st in basketball). The Chicago defense allows 34.1% on shots from 3-point land (31 of 91) and opponents are converting on 70.5% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 17.0 dimes and 37.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 2nd and 8th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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