Los Angeles Sparks vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 8/28/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
The Los Angeles Sparks (10-15) go to Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Connecticut Sun (19-6).
The Los Angeles Sparks faced the Connecticut Sun and took a loss by a final of 76-72 in their last contest. Los Angeles walked away from the contest having earned a 47.4% FG percentage (27 out of 57) and converted 5 of their 16 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Sparks buried 13 of their 14 tries for a percentage of 92.9%. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 23 with 3 of them being offensive. They also distributed 20 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In regard to the defense, Los Angeles allowed their opponent to shoot 43.3% from the floor on 26 of 60 shooting. Connecticut dished out 9 assists and had 8 steals for the game. Furthermore, Connecticut pulled down 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Connecticut finished shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 20 of their 25 tries. They converted 4 out of their 16 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
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Brittney Sykes is someone who was a major contributor for this game. She finished with 11 points on 4 of 7 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 34:12 minutes and snagged 7 rebounds. Sykes walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the field and also recorded 3 dimes. An additional player that came through in this matchup for the Sparks was Erica Wheeler. She snagged 6 rebounds in her 33:55 minutes on the court. She finished shooting 38.5% from the floor for the matchup by going 5-of-13 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Wheeler totaled 9 assists.
Los Angeles enters this matchup with a record of 10-15 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling in 30.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 388 assists on the year, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Sparks are connecting on 32.6% on three-point attempts (170 of 521) and 76.5% from the free throw line. They average 73.7 points per outing (12th in the league) on 40.5% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Sparks are able to force 17.5 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 fouls. They give up 35.4% on shots from downtown and they are 2nd in the league in points per game from their opponents (78.7). The Sparks defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.2% (437 of 462) and they surrender 39.4 rebounds per game as a team. They currently rank 2nd in the league in giving up assists with 429 surrendered on the season.
For their last game, the Connecticut Sun walked away with a victory by a final of 76-72 when they played the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sun recorded 21 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Sparks committed 24 personal fouls for this contest which took the Sun to the free throw line for 25 shots. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Connecticut converted 4 out of their 16 tries (25.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Sun went 26 for 60 from the floor which had them at 43.3%. The Sun permitted the Sparks to make 27 out of their 57 tries from the floor which left them shooting 47.4% for the game. They finished 31.3% from 3-point land by shooting 5 out of 16 and finished the game at 13 out of 14 from the charity stripe (92.9%). In regard to attacking the glass, Connecticut allowed Los Angeles to pull down 23 in total (3 on the offensive side).
DeWanna Bonner ended up being a major contributor for the Sun for the matchup. She buried 4 out of 14 in the game giving her a field goal percentage of 28.6%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Bonner tallied 14 points in her 35:17 mins on the court and had 5 assists in this matchup. An additional player who came through for Connecticut was Brionna Jones. She ended up with 2 dimes in 37:05 mins played, and she shot 10 of 13 from the field. Jones finished going 76.9% from the floor while totaling 23 points and 6 boards.
Connecticut has a record of 19-6 so far this season. Connecticut has tallied 1,974 points for the campaign (79.0 per game) and they collect 36.4 boards per game. The Sun are responsible for committing 18.1 fouls per contest and they hit 80.9% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Sun are hitting on 44.2% from the floor, which ranks them 5th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 18.0 times per contest (9th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per contest. The Sun defensively are ranked 1st in the WNBA in points allowed per game with 71.5. They are able to force 12.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.2% from the floor (2nd in basketball). The Connecticut defense concedes 32.4% on three-point shots (161 of 497) and their opponents are making 82.7% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 17.3 assists and 28.3 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 3rd and 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Connecticut
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