New York Liberty vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 7/3/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Sunday, July 3, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: CBS Sports Network
Crypto.com Arena is the venue where and the Los Angeles Sparks (8-11) will play the New York Liberty (8-11) on Sunday.
The New York Liberty took the court against the Atlanta Dream and took a loss by a score of 92-81 in their last contest. New York walked away from the contest with a 39.4% field goal percentage (26 out of 66) and converted 10 out of their 31 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Liberty knocked down 19 of 24 tries for a percentage of 79.2%. Concerning pulling down boards, they earned a total of 35 with 6 of them being offensive. They also doled out 19 assists for this contest while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When discussing defense, New York let their opponent shoot 38.3% from the floor on 31 of 81 shooting. Atlanta totaled 12 dimes and had 8 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Atlanta had 41 boards (12 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Atlanta finished the game shooting 80.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 21 of their 26 attempts. They buried 9 out of their 24 attempts from long range.
Sabrina Ionescu is one player who played a role in this game. She scored 17 points on 6 out of 19 shooting. She played 42 minutes played and snagged 13 boards. Ionescu finished the contest at 31.6% from the floor and also totaled 7 assists.
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New York steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 8-11 this year. They have an average of 77.5 points per game (12th in the WNBA) while hitting 42.6% from the field. The Liberty are connecting on 33.1% from downtown (178 of 537) and 79.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, New York is pulling in 34.6 boards per game and has racked up 376 assists on the campaign, which is 11th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Liberty are forcing their opponents into 12.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.8 personal fouls. They are ranked 1st in the WNBA in giving up assists with 335 conceded so far this season. The Liberty are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.9% (229 of 320) and they concede 37.1 boards per game as a group. They are relinquishing 35.2% on three-point shots and they are 6th in the WNBA in points per game allowed (81.2).
In their last game, the Los Angeles Sparks walked away with a victory by a final of 97-89 when they faced the Dallas Wings. The Sparks collected 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 29 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 9 steals for the game. The Wings earned 19 fouls in the matchup which got the Sparks to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 84.2%. In the matter of three-point attempts, Los Angeles buried 7 out of 19 tries (36.8%). Overall, the Sparks shot 37 for 76 from the field which had them shooting 48.7%. The Sparks allowed the Wings to bury 33 of their 66 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 31.6% from beyond the arc by connecting on 6 out of 19 and ended up shooting 17 out of 25 from the charity stripe (68.0%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Los Angeles permitted Dallas to snag 29 overall (3 on the offensive glass).
Liz Cambage ended up being important for the Sparks for the matchup. She converted 7 of 13 in this game giving her a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and had 11 rebounds. Cambage earned 21 points in her 29 mins on the court and accumulated 3 dimes for this game.
Los Angeles has a win-loss mark of 8-11 so far this season. The Sparks are committing 19.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 19.8 times per contest (7th in the league) and they turn the ball over 14.1 times per game. Los Angeles has scored 1,559 points this season (82.1 per contest) and they snag 32.3 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Sparks are connecting on 45.6% from the floor, which ranks 3rd in basketball. The Sparks are ranked 11th in the league in points per game surrendered with 86.1. They allow 20.3 assists and 34.7 boards per contest, which ranks them 6th and 6th in the league. The Los Angeles defense gives up 37.2% from downtown (172 of 462) and opponents are converting on 79.4% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (9th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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