Los Angeles Sparks vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 9/19/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Dallas Wings
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
The Dallas Wings (13-18) host the Los Angeles Sparks (12-19) at College Park Center on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Sparks faced off with the Atlanta Dream and notched a win by a score of 74-68 in their last contest. Los Angeles finished the game with a 44.8% FG percentage (26 of 58) and made 5 of their 16 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Sparks knocked down 17 of 23 tries for a percentage of 73.9%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 31 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 16 dimes for the contest as well as creating 14 turnovers and getting 8 steals. With regard to defending, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 38.1% from the floor on 24 of 63 shooting. Atlanta dished out 7 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. Moreover, Atlanta grabbed 36 rebounds (7 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 1 block. Atlanta finished the game shooting 88.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 17 attempts. They converted 5 of 18 tries from downtown.
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Brittney Sykes is one player who was a major contributor for this contest. She racked up 17 points on 5 of 12 shooting. She was on the court for 37:42 mins played and collected 3 rebounds. Sykes went 41.7% from the field and dished out 3 assists. An additional player that was a major contributor in the game for the Sparks was Te'a Cooper. She snagged 1 rebound in her 33:51 minutes on the basketball court. She finished shooting 45.5% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 5-of-11 (14 points). When the game finished, Cooper accounted for 2 assists.
Los Angeles will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 12-19 for the season. They are averaging 72.4 points per game (12th in the league) on 40.8% from the floor. The Sparks are shooting 32.9% on shots from beyond the arc (203 of 617) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Los Angeles is snagging 29.3 rebounds per game and has earned 475 dimes on the year, which is 12th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.1 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.4 personal fouls per contest. Defensively, the Sparks are forcing 17.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 fouls. They are relinquishing 34.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 2nd in the WNBA in opponents points per game (76.8). The Sparks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 41.7% (535 of 574) and they concede 38.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They rank 2nd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 511 relinquished this season.
For their last game, the Dallas Wings took a loss by a final score of 85-75 when they faced the Las Vegas Aces. The Wings were able to pull down 28 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for this game. They turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 6 steals for the matchup. The Aces were called for 8 personal fouls in the game which took the Wings to the charity stripe for 7 tries. They were able to knock down 6 of the free throws for a rate of 85.7%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Dallas converted 7 of 26 attempts (26.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Wings ended up shooting 31 for 74 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.9%. The Wings permitted the Aces to make 31 out of their 65 attempts from the field which had them at 47.7% in this contest. They shot 36.8% from three-point range by going 7 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). With respect to rebounding, Dallas allowed Las Vegas to snag 33 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Kayla Thornton was important for the Wings for this contest. She buried 4 of 9 in this contest giving her a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Thornton had 11 points in her 33:56 mins on the hardwood and earned 3 assists in this matchup. One more player that was important for Dallas was Arike Ogunbowale. She finished with 1 assist in 33:44 mins on the hardwood, and she put in 9 out of 21 from the floor. Ogunbowale ended up shooting 42.9% from the floor in addition to earning 23 points and 8 total rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 13-18 on the year. Dallas has tallied 2,509 pts for the season (80.9 per game) and they snag 36.5 boards per game. The Wings are responsible for committing 18.5 personal fouls per game and they connect on 82.6% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Wings are shooting 41.7% from the field, which has them ranked 9th in basketball. They are getting an assist 17.3 times per contest (10th in basketball) and they cough up possession 12.7 times per game. The Wings on the defensive end are ranked 8th in the WNBA in PPG surrendered with 81.6. They allow 20.2 assists and 33.8 boards per game, which ranks them 11th and 4th in the WNBA. The Dallas defense concedes 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (226 of 678) and their opponents are knocking down 77.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 12.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (9th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas
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