Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Prediction, 6/27/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Suns Arena is the venue where and the Phoenix Mercury (6-7) will take on the Los Angeles Sparks (6-7) on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Sparks faced the Washington Mystics and notched a win by a score of 89-82 in their last game. Los Angeles finished the contest having earned a 51.6% FG percentage (33 out of 64) and buried 10 of 17 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Sparks converted 13 of 15 tries for a rate of 86.7%. Regarding rebounding, they collected 22 with 0 of them being offensive. They also distributed 16 dimes for the contest while forcing the other team into 20 turnovers and having 8 steals. Concerning defending, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 40.0% from the field on 26 out of 65 shooting. Washington earned 10 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. Additionally, Washington collected 38 boards (10 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Washington finished shooting 82.6% when shooting free throws by burying 19 of 23 shots. They also made 11 of their 27 tries from beyond the arc.
Amanda Zahui B. is one player who was important in this contest. She ended up walking away with 17 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. She was on the court for 34:24 minutes and also collected 5 rebounds. Zahui B. shot 46.2% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist. Another player that was a contributor in this contest for the Sparks was Nia Coffey. She grabbed 1 rebound in 31:19 minutes on the hardwood. She went 25.0% from the floor for the matchup by hitting 1-of-4 (3 points). When the game finished, Coffey had accumulated 1 assist.
Los Angeles will take the court with a record of 6-7 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 75.5 pts per game (11th in the league) while connecting on 40.6% from the field. The Sparks are shooting 35.2% on three-point attempts (101 of 287) and 74.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling in 28.8 rebounds per game and has accounted for 195 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 12th in the WNBA in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 12.7 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.8 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Sparks have forced 19.0 turnovers per game while drawing 18.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 1st in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 219 surrendered on the season. The Sparks are giving up a FG percentage of 42.2% (344 of 816) and they relinquish 39.8 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 36.1% on shots from downtown and they are 3rd in basketball in PPG from their opponents (78.7).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Phoenix Mercury got the win with a final of 80-66 when they faced the Los Angeles Sparks. The Mercury earned 29 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 in the matchup. They also turned it over 12 times, while recording 8 steals for this game. The Sparks committed 25 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Mercury to the charity stripe for a total of 31 shots. They were able to convert 25 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 80.6%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Phoenix knocked down 5 out of their 16 attempts (31.3%). Overall, the Mercury ended up going 25 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.5%. The Mercury permitted the Sparks to make 23 out of their 60 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 38.3% in the game. They wrapped up this game 28.6% from three-point range by going 4 out of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 22 at the free throw line (72.7%). In reference to rebounding, Phoenix allowed Los Angeles to collect 28 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Brittney Griner ended up being a factor for the Mercury in the game. She buried 4 out of 9 for this contest giving her a rate of 44.4%, and earned 8 rebounds. Griner scored 14 points in her 35:53 minutes on the court and had 2 assists for the matchup. Someone else that played a role for Phoenix was Kia Nurse. She ended up with 4 assists in 31:01 minutes on the hardwood, and she shot 1 out of 4 from the field. Nurse finished going 25.0% from the floor as well as earning 6 points and 5 rebounds.
Phoenix has a mark of 6-7 so far this year. Phoenix has scored 1,025 pts for the season (78.8 per game) and they pull in 36.2 rebounds per game. The Mercury commit 16.9 fouls per contest and they go 76.9% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Mercury are hitting on 43.1% from the floor, which ranks 5th in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 18.8 times per contest (6th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per game. The Mercury on defense are ranked 6th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 80.0. They are able to force 9.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.1% from the field (2nd in the league). The Phoenix defense surrenders 31.4% on 3-pointers (92 of 293) and their opponents are making 83.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 17.0 dimes and 35.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 3rd and 8th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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