Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 8/24/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
The Washington Mystics (8-14) play the Los Angeles Sparks (10-13) at Entertainment and Sports Arena on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Sparks faced the New York Liberty and notched a win by a score of 86-83 in their last game. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest having earned a 47.1% field goal percentage (32 out of 68) and made 8 of 23 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Sparks buried 14 of their 19 attempts for a rate of 73.7%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 27 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 22 assists for this game as well as creating 22 turnovers and having 11 steals. When it comes to defense, Los Angeles allowed 41.3% from the floor on 26 out of 63 shooting. New York earned 5 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. Additionally, New York snagged 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 2 rejections. New York finished the contest at 83.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 15 of 18 shots. They converted 16 out of their 35 attempts from distance.
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Erica Wheeler is someone who was a factor for the matchup. She walked away with 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting. She played 37:40 minutes and grabbed 4 boards. Wheeler shot 46.7% from the floor and also distributed 5 assists. An additional player that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Sparks was Nneka Ogwumike. She grabbed 5 rebounds in 34:26 min on the basketball court. She ended up going 42.9% from the floor in this contest by shooting 6-of-14 (16 points). In all, Ogwumike earned 6 assists.
Los Angeles enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 10-13 this season. They turn it over 13.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.4 fouls per contest. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 30.3 boards per game and has racked up 357 dimes so far this season, which ranks 12th in the league in terms of passing. The Sparks are shooting 33.1% on three-point attempts (160 of 483) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. They average 74.0 points per outing (12th in the league) while going 40.5% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Sparks are able to force 17.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.4 fouls. The Sparks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.1% (408 of 424) and they surrender 39.7 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 2nd in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 394 surrendered for the campaign. They are relinquishing 35.4% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 2nd in the WNBA in PPG from their opponents (78.9).
For their last game, the Washington Mystics walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 85-78 against the Seattle Storm. The Mystics were able to pull down 32 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 41 in this game. They turned it over 14 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Storm committed 13 fouls in the matchup which took the Mystics to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to bury 15 of those for a percentage of 93.8%. In the matter of three-point attempts, Washington converted 7 out of their 22 attempts (31.8%). When all was said and done, the Mystics went 28 for 76 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.8%. The Mystics allowed the Storm to knock down 33 of 74 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.6% in this matchup. They went 25.0% from distance by going 6 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 16 from the free throw line (81.3%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Washington allowed Seattle to snag 42 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Tina Charles ended up being a major contributor for the Mystics in this game. She made 8 of 20 in the game giving her a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and tallied 9 rebounds. Charles earned 20 points in her 33:10 mins on the court and earned 3 dimes in this game. An additional player that ended up playing a role for Washington was Ariel Atkins. She accumulated 3 assists in her 32:38 mins on the court, and she shot 4 out of 12 from the field. Atkins ended up shooting 33.3% from the field in addition to contributing 10 points and 3 rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 8-14 on the year. As an offense, the Mystics are shooting 40.3% from the floor, which is ranked 12th in basketball. Washington has accumulated 1,783 pts so far this year (81.0 per contest) and they collect 34.5 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 18.9 times per contest (7th in the WNBA) and they turn it over 11.8 times per contest. The Mystics are committing 17.7 fouls per game and they go 82.3% from the charity stripe. The Mystics are ranked 9th in basketball in points given up per game with 84.0. They have forced 13.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (11th in the league). The Washington defense gives up 38.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (171 of 445) and opponents are knocking down 80.4% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 19.8 assists and 37.2 total rebounds per game, which is 9th and 10th in the WNBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington
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