Los Angeles Sparks vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 7/7/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Seattle Storm
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Location: Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Seattle Storm (14-4) play the Los Angeles Sparks (6-11) at Angel of the Winds Arena on Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Sparks played the Seattle Storm and went home with a loss by a final score of 84-74 in their last game. Los Angeles finished the game having earned a 38.5% FG percentage (25 of 65) and buried 7 out of their 18 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Sparks made 17 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. In the matter of hauling in rebounds, they compiled 30 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 18 assists in this game while creating 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. In the matter of defense, Los Angeles allowed their opponent to shoot 46.9% from the field on 30 out of 64 shooting. Seattle dished out 7 assists and had 7 steals in the game. Additionally, Seattle totaled 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Seattle finished shooting 94.1% at the charity stripe by making 16 of their 17 attempts. They buried 8 of 20 shots from three-point range.
Brittney Sykes is a player who came through for the contest. She totaled 19 points on 6 of 13 shooting. She played for 36:51 minutes played and grabbed 10 rebounds. Sykes finished the contest at 46.2% from the field and recorded 5 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in this matchup for the Sparks was Erica Wheeler. She pulled down 4 rebounds in her 35:08 minutes on the hardwood. She finished 35.3% from the field in this game by going 6-of-17 (19 points). When all was said and done, Wheeler had 5 assists.
Los Angeles enters this matchup with a mark of 6-11 on the season. The Sparks are hitting 34.3% on 3-pointers (127 of 370) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. They average 74.5 points per outing (11th in the league) while connecting on 39.9% from the field. They turn the ball over 12.4 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.5 fouls per contest. As a unit, Los Angeles is pulling in 29.9 boards per contest and has 251 dimes so far this season, which is 12th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Sparks are forcing their opponents into 17.9 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 2nd in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 289 relinquished on the campaign. The Sparks defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 42.6% (304 of 309) and they relinquish 40.2 boards per game as a unit. They concede 35.9% on 3-pointers while they are 3rd in the league in points per game allowed (80.0).
In their last game, the Seattle Storm walked away with a victory by a final of 84-74 when they played the Los Angeles Sparks. The Storm corralled 26 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 33 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 7 steals for the game. The Sparks committed 18 fouls for this contest which took the Storm to the charity stripe for 17 attempts. They were able to bury 16 of the free throws for a percentage of 94.1%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Seattle buried 8 out of their 20 attempts (40.0%). Overall, the Storm finished 30 out of 64 from the field which had them at 46.9%. The Storm allowed the Sparks to knock down 25 of 65 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.5% for the matchup. They finished shooting 38.9% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 18 and ended up shooting 17 out of 17 at the free throw line (100.0%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Seattle permitted Los Angeles to pull down 30 in all (7 offensive).
Breanna Stewart was important for the Storm in the matchup. She made 8 out of 15 for this game for a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and tallied 4 rebounds. Stewart accumulated 21 points in her 36:37 mins on the court and had 4 assists in the game. Someone else that was pivotal for Seattle was Epiphanny Prince. She ended up walking away with 2 assists in 31:19 minutes on the court, and she shot 6 out of 12 from the floor. Prince finished going 50.0% from the field as well as collecting 18 points and 2 total rebounds.
Seattle has a win-loss mark of 14-4 for the campaign. The Storm are committing 15.6 personal fouls per game and they hit 82.1% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 22.6 times per contest (1st in basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.8 times per contest. Seattle has 1,585 points this season (88.1 per contest) and they average 36.7 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Storm are shooting 46.3% from the field, which has them ranked 2nd in the WNBA. The Storm on the defensive end are ranked 5th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 80.6. They surrender 19.7 dimes and 35.8 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 8th and 7th in the WNBA. The Seattle defense allows 31.1% on shots from distance (113 of 363) and their opponents are converting on 78.4% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 11.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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