Los Angeles Sparks vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 6/1/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Dallas Wings
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
College Park Center is the site where and the Dallas Wings (1-4) will play the Los Angeles Sparks (1-2) on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Sparks played the Chicago Sky and took home the win by a score of 76-61 in their last contest. Los Angeles finished the contest having earned a 39.4% FG percentage (26 of 66) and made 9 of their 19 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Sparks buried 15 of their 18 tries for a rate of 83.3%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned 30 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 17 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 27 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In reference to defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 41.2% from the floor on 21 out of 51 shooting. Chicago dished out 5 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Additionally, Chicago grabbed 33 boards (5 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Chicago finished the game shooting 92.9% from the free throw line by converting 13 of their 14 attempts. They converted 6 out of their 19 tries from distance.
Nneka Ogwumike is a player who had an impact for this contest. She recorded 14 points on 6 of 11 shooting. She played 28:54 minutes and pulled down 9 rebounds. Ogwumike finished shooting 54.5% from the floor and recorded 2 assists. One more player that had an impact in this game for the Sparks was Erica Wheeler. She didn't pull down a board in 25:44 min on the hardwood. She finished the game at 50.0% from the field for this game by going 3-of-6 (13 points). Overall, Wheeler collected 6 assists.
Los Angeles enters this game with a mark of 1-2 this season. They are averaging 72.0 pts per contest (12th in basketball) while going 37.2% from the floor. The Sparks are connecting on 33.3% on shots from distance (21 of 63) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 27.7 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 50 dimes on the year, which is 12th in the WNBA in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 15.0 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.7 fouls per game. Defensively, the Sparks are able to force 22.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.0 fouls. The Sparks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 49.7% (68 of 57) and they surrender 40.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 1st in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 47 surrendered this season. They are giving up 36.0% on shots from distance while they are 8th in basketball in PPG allowed (84.0).
The last time they took the court, the Dallas Wings walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 89-85 against the Phoenix Mercury. The Wings snagged 20 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this game. They turned it over 4 times, while earning 7 steals in the matchup. The Mercury had 20 personal fouls for this game which got the Wings to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw tries for a clip of 81.8%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Dallas converted 9 of their 23 tries (39.1%). Overall, the Wings ended up shooting 29 out of 78 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.2%. The Wings permitted the Mercury to bury 31 out of their 62 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0% for this game. They finished 36.4% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 8 out of 22 and ended up going 19 out of 26 at the free throw line (73.1%). In relation to rebounds, Dallas permitted Phoenix to grab 44 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Marina Mabrey ended up having an impact for the Wings for this contest. She knocked down 8 of 18 for the matchup giving her a rate of 44.4%, and earned 8 rebounds. Mabrey racked up 24 points in her 36:51 mins of playing time and added 2 assists for this contest. Another player who was a determining factor for Dallas was Arike Ogunbowale. She accumulated 2 assists in her 34:36 mins played, and she shot 9 of 24 from the floor. Ogunbowale ended the game having shot 37.5% from the floor in addition to notching 24 points and 5 total rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 1-4 for the season. Dallas has accounted for 452 points this year (90.4 per game) and they pull in 37.4 boards per game. The Wings commit 22.2 personal fouls per game and they shoot 80.4% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Wings are connecting on 44.2% from the floor, which is 5th in basketball. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 17.2 times per game (10th in the WNBA) and they are turning it over 13.6 times per contest. The Wings are ranked 12th in the WNBA in points given up per game with 89.8. The Dallas defense gives up 31.9% on 3-pointers (38 of 119) and opponents are making 74.8% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 20.2 assists and 37.2 boards per game, which is ranked 8th and 8th in the league. They have forced 11.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the field (7th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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