Indiana Fever vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 7/27/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Location: crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: WNBA League Pass
crypto.com Arena is the site where and the Los Angeles Sparks (8-15) will take on the Indiana Fever (6-17) on Thursday.
The Indiana Fever played the New York Liberty and took a loss by a score of 101-83 in their last contest. Indiana ended with a 46.2% FG percentage (30 of 65) and buried 8 out of their 17 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Fever buried 15 of their 17 attempts for a rate of 88.2%. When it comes to rebounding, they compiled a total of 25 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 19 assists for this game while creating 16 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When discussing defense, Indiana let their opponent shoot 54.4% from the floor on 37 out of 68 shooting. New York distributed 11 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. In addition, New York had 35 rebounds (11 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 3 blocks. New York finished the game shooting 71.4% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 14 tries. They also buried 17 of 34 attempts from beyond the arc.
Victoria Vivians is someone who was a contributor in the matchup. She ended up walking away with 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 29 mins and pulled down 5 rebounds. Vivians finished the contest at 66.7% from the field and also dished out 3 assists.
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Indiana enters this game with a mark of 6-17 this year. They are averaging 82.0 points per contest (6th in the WNBA) while connecting on 44.3% from the field. The Fever are connecting on 32.5% on 3-pointers (146 of 449) and 80.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Indiana is snagging 35.0 boards per game and has accumulated 425 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 10th in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.7 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end of the court, the Fever are able to force 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They relinquish 36.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 11th in the WNBA in points per game from their opponents (85.9). The Fever are giving up a FG percentage of 44.5% (288 of 408) and they surrender 32.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 10th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 475 conceded on the season.
For their last game, the Los Angeles Sparks took a loss by a final score of 98-84 when they faced the Dallas Wings. The Sparks were able to corral 21 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards totaling 24 in the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 4 steals in the game. The Wings had 14 personal fouls for the game which got the Sparks to the free throw line for 14 tries. They were able to convert 12 of those for a percentage of 85.7%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Los Angeles converted 8 of 18 attempts (44.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Sparks went 32 out of 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.8%. The Sparks permitted the Wings to make 41 of 76 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.9% in this matchup. They finished 31.6% from three-point range by connecting on 6 out of 19 and ended up going 10 of 15 from the free throw line (66.7%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Los Angeles allowed Dallas to grab 38 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Dearica Hamby ended up having an impact for the Sparks for the matchup. She converted 8 of 9 for this contest for a field goal rate of 88.9%, and added 2 rebounds. Hamby earned 18 points in her 29 mins on the court and accounted for 1 assist in the matchup.
Los Angeles has a mark of 8-15 so far this season. The Sparks have committed 17.5 fouls per contest and they hit 80.8% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 19.0 times per game (7th in the WNBA) and they cough up possession 12.9 times per contest. Los Angeles has accounted for 1,803 pts on the year (78.4 per contest) and they average 32.0 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Sparks are connecting on 42.3% from the floor, which ranks 11th in basketball. The Sparks on the defensive side of the court are 4th in the league in PPG given up with 82.3. They are forcing 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (11th in the league). The Los Angeles defense surrenders 32.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (161 of 503) and their opponents are connecting on 77.3% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 19.7 assists and 35.8 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 7th and 9th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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