Los Angeles Sparks vs Connecticut Sun Prediction, 5/14/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
The Connecticut Sun (0-1) play the Los Angeles Sparks (2-1) at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday.
The Los Angeles Sparks faced off with the Atlanta Dream and took a loss by a score of 77-75 in their last contest. Los Angeles ended the game with a 34.7% FG percentage (25 out of 72) and converted 6 of their 19 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Sparks buried 19 of their 23 attempts for a rate of 82.6%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they earned 36 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 16 dimes for this game as well as creating 13 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to defending, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 34.8% from the floor on 24 of 69 shooting. Atlanta totaled 7 dimes and had 3 steals in this game. On top of that, Atlanta collected 39 rebounds (7 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Atlanta finished shooting 84.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of 19 shots. They also knocked down 13 of 30 attempts from downtown.
Nneka Ogwumike is someone who came through in the game. She ended up walking away with 17 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. She saw the court for 33 mins and also snagged 15 boards. Ogwumike shot 54.5% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes.
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Los Angeles will play this game with a record of 2-1 for the year. The Sparks are shooting 29.2% on 3-pointers (14 of 48) and 84.2% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 86.7 points per contest (4th in basketball) while going 43.8% from the field. They are turning it over 15.7 times per game and as a team are committing 17.3 fouls per game. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling in 37.7 boards per contest and has totaled 54 assists for the year, which has them ranked 6th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Sparks are able to force 18.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 38.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 7th in basketball in PPG allowed (81.7). The Sparks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.0% (56 of 64) and they surrender 34.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 10th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 62 surrendered on the campaign.
For their last game, the Connecticut Sun walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-79 when they faced the New York Liberty. The Sun earned 23 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for the game. They gave up possession 15 times, while earning 10 steals for the game. The Liberty were called for 25 personal fouls in the game which took the Sun to the free throw line for 28 tries. They were able to bury 21 of them for a percentage of 75.0%. Concerning 3-pointers, Connecticut converted 4 out of their 17 attempts (23.5%). When the game finished, the Sun finished 27 for 64 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.2%. The Sun allowed the Liberty to knock down 28 of their 59 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.5% for the game. They finished the game shooting 40.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 10 of 25 and finished the contest at 15 of 21 from the free throw line (71.4%). With respect to rebounding, Connecticut allowed New York to pull down 27 in total (7 offensive).
Alyssa Thomas pitched in for the Sun in the matchup. She buried 10 of 16 in the matchup for a rate of 62.5%, and had 7 rebounds. Thomas recorded 25 points in her 36 minutes on the hardwood and added 2 assists for the matchup.
Connecticut has a mark of 0-1 on the season. As an offense, the Sun are shooting 42.2% from the field, which ranks 6th in the league. Connecticut has totaled 79 points this year (79.0 per contest) and they snag 34.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 16.0 times per contest (10th in the WNBA) and they turn the ball over 15.0 times per game. The Sun commit 19.0 fouls per game while shooting 75.0% from the free throw line. The Sun defensively are ranked 5th in the league in PPG given up with 81.0. The Connecticut defense surrenders 40.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (10 of 25) and their opponents are converting on 71.4% of their free throw attempts. They allow 17.0 assists and 27.0 total boards per game, which is ranked 4th and 1st in the league. They are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.5% from the field (11th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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