Los Angeles Sparks vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 5/21/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Las Vegas Aces (1-1) play the Los Angeles Sparks (0-1) at Michelob ULTRA Arena on Friday.
The Los Angeles Sparks faced off with the Dallas Wings and took a loss by a score of 94-71 in their last game. Los Angeles ended having earned a 35.9% FG percentage (28 of 78) and made 7 of 27 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Sparks knocked down 8 of their 14 shots for a rate of 57.1%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 25 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 15 assists in this contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 26 turnovers and getting 12 steals. With respect to defending, Los Angeles allowed their opponent to shoot 53.1% from the field on 34 out of 64 shooting. Dallas doled out 8 dimes and had 8 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Dallas snagged 45 rebounds (8 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Dallas finished shooting 81.8% from the charity stripe by making 18 of 22 attempts. They converted 8 of 17 attempts from downtown.
Chiney Ogwumike is one player who came through in this game. She walked away with 12 points on 5 of 11 shooting. She played for 27:11 minutes and totaled 6 boards. Ogwumike went 45.5% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes. Another player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Sparks was Brittney Sykes. She pulled down 2 rebounds in her 26:34 minutes played. She shot 28.6% from the floor for the contest by shooting 2-of-7 (6 points). At the conclusion of this game, Sykes totaled 3 assists.
Los Angeles comes into this contest with a record of 0-1 so far this year. They cough up possession 15.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling down 25.0 rebounds per contest and has racked up 15 assists on the year, which is 12th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Sparks are connecting on 25.9% on shots from beyond the arc (7 of 27) and 57.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 71.0 pts per contest (11th in the WNBA) while connecting on 35.9% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Sparks are able to force 26.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 47.1% from 3-point land and they rank 12th in the league in points per game allowed (94.0). The Sparks are giving up a shooting percentage of 53.1% (26 of 17) and they surrender 45.0 boards per game as a group. They are 2nd in the WNBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 17 relinquished this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Las Vegas Aces walked away with a victory by a final of 96-80 when they faced the Seattle Storm. The Aces corralled 32 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while earning 7 steals in the matchup. The Storm committed 13 personal fouls for this game which got the Aces to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to bury 16 of them for a percentage of 88.9%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Las Vegas converted 6 of 15 tries (40.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Aces shot 37 for 69 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.6%. The Aces allowed the Storm to convert 32 out of 76 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 42.1% in this matchup. They went 28.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 of 25 and finished the contest at 9 of 12 at the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to how they rebounded, Las Vegas permitted Seattle to snag 34 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Jackie Young pitched in for the Aces in the matchup. She made 5 of 12 for this game for a rate of 41.7%, and had 10 rebounds. Young totaled 21 points in her 34:55 mins on the court and added 2 dimes in this matchup. Another player who was a determining factor for Las Vegas was A'ja Wilson. She left the arena with 5 assists in her 34:42 mins on the hardwood, and she put in 7 of 16 from the field. Wilson wrapped this one up going 43.8% from the floor and also collecting 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Las Vegas has a win-loss record of 1-1 so far this year. The Aces are responsible for committing 13.5 personal fouls per game and they connect on 86.7% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 23.0 times per game (1st in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 8.5 times per contest. Las Vegas has accounted for 179 points this year (89.5 per game) and they pull in 36.0 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Aces are shooting 48.3% from the floor, which is ranked 2nd in the league. The Aces defensively are ranked 10th in basketball in points given up per game with 88.5. They have forced 10.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the field (9th in the league). The Las Vegas defense allows 36.5% on 3-point attempts (19 of 52) and their opponents are converting on 74.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 20.0 assists and 39.0 rebounds per game, which is ranked 8th and 6th in the WNBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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