Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 8/7/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Washington Mystics
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Mystics (20-12) play the Los Angeles Sparks (12-19) at Entertainment and Sports Arena on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Sparks faced off with the New York Liberty and took a loss by a score of 64-61 in their last game. Los Angeles ended with a 40.0% field goal percentage (24 out of 60) and made 4 out of their 17 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Sparks made 9 of 9 shots for a rate of 100.0%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 34 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 17 assists for this contest in addition to creating 10 turnovers and having 4 steals. When talking about defense, Los Angeles allowed 31.5% from the floor on 23 of 73 shooting. New York dished out 10 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. Furthermore, New York grabbed 39 rebounds (10 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. New York finished the game shooting 78.6% at the free throw line by making 11 of 14 attempts. They also buried 7 of their 28 tries from three-point range.
Nneka Ogwumike is one player who was a contributor for the matchup. She notched 19 points on 8 out of 11 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 33 mins played and totaled 7 rebounds. Ogwumike went 72.7% from the field and also totaled 2 assists.
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Los Angeles steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 12-19 on the season. The Sparks are hitting 32.2% on three-point shots (168 of 522) and 77.9% from the charity stripe. They average 79.6 pts per contest (10th in the league) while going 44.7% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.1 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Los Angeles is grabbing 31.1 boards per game and is sitting with 592 assists this season, which is 10th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Sparks are forcing 15.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. The Sparks defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 46.1% (481 of 572) and they relinquish 34.8 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 7th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 650 conceded on the year. They concede 37.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 11th in basketball in points per game allowed (85.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Washington Mystics took home the win by a final score of 83-73 when they played the Las Vegas Aces. The Mystics were able to snag 32 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 4 steals for this contest. The Aces earned 14 fouls in this contest which took the Mystics to the charity stripe for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Washington knocked down 9 out of their 23 attempts (39.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Mystics shot 31 for 68 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.6%. The Mystics permitted the Aces to bury 26 of their 64 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.6% for this contest. They went 34.6% from distance by going 9 of 26 and ended up shooting 12 out of 15 from the charity stripe (80.0%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Washington permitted Las Vegas to snag 30 in total (3 on the offensive glass).
Natasha Cloud ended up being a factor for the Mystics for this contest. She buried 6 out of 16 for the contest for a field goal rate of 37.5%, and tallied 4 rebounds. Cloud accumulated 16 points in her 31 minutes on the court and had 9 dimes in the game.
Washington has a record of 20-12 this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mystics are connecting on 43.8% from the floor, which is ranked 6th in the league. Washington has scored 2,552 points for the year (79.8 per contest) and they snag 35.1 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 20.2 times per contest (7th in the league) and they are giving up possession 13.0 times per contest. The Mystics are responsible for committing 16.0 personal fouls per game and they shoot 77.7% from the charity stripe. The Mystics on the defensive side of the court are 1st in the league in points allowed per game with 75.2. The Washington defense surrenders 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc (231 of 705) and their opponents are making 76.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 18.2 dimes and 33.7 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 1st and 5th in basketball. They have forced 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.5% from the field (2nd in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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