Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 6/10/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Los Angeles Sparks (4-3) travel to Entertainment and Sports Arena on Thursday where they'll take on the Washington Mystics (3-5).
The Los Angeles Sparks played the Chicago Sky and took home the win by a score of 68-63 in their last game. Los Angeles finished the contest having earned a 36.8% field goal percentage (25 of 68) and made 3 of their 19 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Sparks converted 15 of their 21 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. Concerning rebounding, they compiled a total of 38 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing 18 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In terms of the defense, Los Angeles allowed 33.9% from the field on 21 out of 62 shooting. Chicago earned 14 assists and had 6 steals for the game. Furthermore, Chicago had 43 rebounds (14 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Chicago walked away from this one shooting 69.6% when shooting free throws by making 16 of their 23 attempts. They knocked down 5 of 18 shots from 3-point range.
Erica Wheeler is one player who was a contributor for the game. She ended up walking away with 22 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 34:25 minutes and also totaled 5 rebounds. Wheeler finished the game at 53.8% from the floor and also recorded 5 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this game for the Sparks was Nia Coffey. She collected 9 rebounds in her 32:58 min played. She shot 36.4% from the field for this contest by going 4-of-11 (10 points). When the game finished, Coffey earned 3 assists.
Los Angeles enters this matchup with a mark of 4-3 on the year. They are averaging 76.1 points per game (10th in the league) while connecting on 40.3% from the field. The Sparks are connecting on 35.4% on shots from 3-point land (56 of 158) and 76.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is grabbing 29.3 boards per game and has accounted for 108 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 12th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.6 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Sparks are forcing their opponents into 20.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.3 fouls. The Sparks defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 42.1% (142 of 135) and they surrender 40.7 boards per game as a unit. They are 1st in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 114 relinquished this season. They are relinquishing 33.6% from 3-point land and they are 2nd in the WNBA in PPG from their opponents (76.6).
In their last game, the Washington Mystics got the victory with a final of 85-81 against the Minnesota Lynx. The Mystics collected 25 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in the game. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 13 steals for the game. The Lynx were called for 25 personal fouls in this contest which took the Mystics to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to bury 21 of those for a rate of 95.5%. When it comes to shooting from distance, Washington buried 6 out of their 20 attempts (30.0%). In all, the Mystics finished 29 for 68 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6%. The Mystics permitted the Lynx to bury 26 of 64 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 40.6% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 27.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 6 out of 22 and ended up shooting 23 of 25 from the free throw line (92.0%). In relation to attacking the glass, Washington permitted Minnesota to grab 36 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Natasha Cloud pitched in for the Mystics for the game. She made 3 out of 8 in the matchup for a rate of 37.5%, and had 2 rebounds. Cloud had 11 points in her 35:44 mins on the hardwood and had 8 assists for the game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Washington was Tina Charles. She walked away with 1 assist in 33:00 mins played, and she put in 9 out of 18 from the floor. Charles wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor in addition to notching 31 points and 8 total rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 3-5 for the season. The Mystics are committing 19.6 personal fouls per game and they go 86.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 18.5 times per contest (7th in the WNBA) and they turn the ball over 11.5 times per game. Washington has totaled 648 pts for the season (81.0 per game) and they collect 34.4 boards per contest. As an offense, the Mystics are connecting on 39.7% from the field, which ranks 11th in basketball. The Mystics on defense are ranked 6th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 81.8. The Washington defense gives up 39.6% on shots from 3-point land (65 of 164) and opponents are making 79.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 20.5 assists and 37.0 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 9th and 9th in basketball. They are forcing 15.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (10th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington
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