Seattle Storm vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 7/4/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Sunday, July 4, 2021
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Convention Center is the site where and the Los Angeles Sparks (6-9) will play the Seattle Storm (12-4) on Sunday.
The Seattle Storm played the Las Vegas Aces and went home with a loss by a final score of 95-92 in their last contest. Seattle finished the game having earned a 46.3% field goal percentage (38 of 82) and knocked down 8 out of their 26 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Storm buried 8 of 9 tries for a percentage of 88.9%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 43 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 21 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 7 steals. Concerning defense, Seattle let their opponent shoot 43.8% from the field on 35 out of 80 shooting. Las Vegas dished out 7 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Las Vegas grabbed 35 rebounds (7 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Las Vegas ended up shooting 82.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 19 of 23 tries. They made 6 of their 11 attempts from long range.
Breanna Stewart is someone who played a role in this matchup. She totaled 35 points on 14 out of 26 shooting. She was on the court for 38:14 mins and also pulled down 11 rebounds. Stewart finished the game shooting 53.8% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists. One more player that had an impact in the matchup for the Storm was Sue Bird. She wrapped this game up without a rebound in her 35:09 minutes on the basketball court. She shot 27.3% from the field in this game by shooting 3-of-11 (7 points). When the time ran out, Bird accounted for 6 assists.
Seattle heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 12-4 for the season. They have an average of 88.1 pts per game (2nd in the WNBA) while shooting 46.2% from the field. The Storm are hitting 39.4% on shots from distance (146 of 371) and 81.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Seattle is pulling in 37.1 boards per game and has accumulated 365 dimes so far this season, which is 2nd in the league in terms of passing. They turn it over 11.7 times per contest and as a unit are committing 15.8 fouls per contest. On defense, the Storm have forced 11.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 30.2% on three-point shots and they rank 4th in basketball in points per game allowed (80.6). The Storm are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.5% (190 of 272) and they surrender 36.4 rebounds per contest as a squad. They currently rank 6th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 311 relinquished so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Los Angeles Sparks went home defeated by a final of 99-75 when they faced the Las Vegas Aces. The Sparks were able to snag 29 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 39 in the game. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 9 steals for the game. The Aces committed 16 personal fouls in the game which got the Sparks to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to bury 12 of those for a rate of 70.6%. When it comes to shots from distance, Los Angeles made 7 of 24 attempts (29.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the Sparks shot 28 for 82 from the floor which had them at 34.1%. The Sparks permitted the Aces to knock down 37 of 81 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.7% in this contest. They shot 31.8% from 3-point land by going 7 out of 22 and finished the game at 18 of 19 at the charity stripe (94.7%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Los Angeles allowed Las Vegas to snag 55 in total (12 offensive).
Erica Wheeler ended up being a factor for the Sparks for this contest. She knocked down 5 out of 13 in this game for a field goal rate of 38.5%, and added 1 rebound. Wheeler earned 13 points in her 29:38 mins on the court and had 3 dimes in the matchup. An additional player that ended being a contributor for Los Angeles was Amanda Zahui B.. She left the arena with 2 dimes in her 29:30 mins on the hardwood, and she shot 9 of 20 from the floor. Zahui B. ended the game having shot 45.0% from the floor and also totaling 22 points and 9 boards.
Los Angeles has a mark of 6-9 this season. As an offensive unit, the Sparks are shooting 40.2% from the floor, which ranks them 12th in the league. Los Angeles has 1,135 points so far this year (75.7 per game) and they average 29.7 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 14.7 times per contest (12th in the league) and they are giving up possession 12.3 times per contest. The Sparks are responsible for committing 19.6 fouls per game and they shoot 73.9% from the charity stripe. The Sparks are ranked 6th in basketball in points given up per game with 80.7. They are able to force 18.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (6th in the WNBA). The Los Angeles defense concedes 36.2% on three-point shots (117 of 323) and opponents are connecting on 84.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 17.3 dimes and 41.1 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 3rd and 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle
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