Chicago Sky vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 6/23/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
The Chicago Sky (11-5) travel to Crypto.com Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Sparks (6-9).
The Chicago Sky faced the Las Vegas Aces and took home the win by a score of 104-95 in their last contest. Chicago wrapped up the game with a 57.3% FG percentage (43 of 75) and converted 12 of their 25 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Sky knocked down 6 of 7 tries for a rate of 85.7%. When talking about hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 33 with 0 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 34 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. In relation to defending, Chicago allowed the other team to go 44.0% from the floor on 33 of 75 shooting. Las Vegas dished out 6 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. In addition, Las Vegas grabbed 35 boards (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Las Vegas shot 84.2% from the free throw line by burying 16 of their 19 tries. They also converted 13 of 31 shots from 3-point range.
Courtney Vandersloot is one player who was a factor in this contest. She finished with 25 points on 10 of 14 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 30 minutes and snagged 3 rebounds. Vandersloot went 71.4% from the floor and distributed 8 assists.
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Chicago will enter this game with a mark of 11-5 on the season. The Sky are shooting 35.8% on shots from distance (119 of 332) and 82.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 85.4 pts per contest (3rd in basketball) while connecting on 46.9% from the field. They cough up possession 13.4 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Chicago is collecting 35.4 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 377 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 2nd in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Sky are able to force 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.3 fouls. The Sky defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 43.0% (213 of 260) and they surrender 35.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 6th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 331 conceded for the year. They relinquish 33.5% from beyond the arc and they are 5th in basketball in points per game allowed (81.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Los Angeles Sparks went home victorious with a score of 84-82 against the Washington Mystics. The Sparks collected 25 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 34 in the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while recording 11 steals in the matchup. The Mystics had 16 personal fouls for the contest which took the Sparks to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to bury 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 70.6%. When it comes to shots from distance, Los Angeles buried 6 out of their 14 tries (42.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Sparks went 33 out of 67 from the floor which had them at 49.3%. The Sparks permitted the Mystics to knock down 29 of 70 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 41.4% for the contest. They went 47.8% from downtown by shooting 11 of 23 and ended up shooting 13 out of 18 at the charity stripe (72.2%). When discussing rebounds, Los Angeles allowed Washington to grab 32 in all (14 offensive).
Nneka Ogwumike ended up being a major contributor for the Sparks for the matchup. She made 9 of 13 for the game giving her a rate of 69.2%, and earned 6 rebounds. Ogwumike totaled 21 points in her 29 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 2 dimes in the matchup.
Los Angeles has a mark of 6-9 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Sparks are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which is ranked 2nd in basketball. Los Angeles has accounted for 1,245 points so far this season (83.0 per contest) and they collect 31.3 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 19.0 times per contest (10th in basketball) and they turn it over 14.7 times per contest. The Sparks are committing 19.3 personal fouls per game and they connect on 78.0% from the charity stripe. The Sparks on the defensive side of the court are 11th in the league in points per game surrendered with 87.3. The Los Angeles defense surrenders 39.1% on shots from distance (143 of 366) and their opponents are connecting on 80.3% of their foul shots. They concede 20.3 dimes and 34.5 rebounds per game, which is ranked 7th and 6th in basketball. They are able to force 15.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (9th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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