Los Angeles Sparks vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 9/10/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Seattle Storm
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: WNBA League Pass
Climate Pledge Arena is the venue where and the Seattle Storm (11-27) will take on the Los Angeles Sparks (16-23) on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Sparks faced the New York Liberty and went home with a loss by a final score of 96-89 in their last contest. Los Angeles walked away from the game having earned a 47.9% field goal percentage (34 out of 71) and made 10 of their 23 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Sparks made 11 of their 13 shots for a percentage of 84.6%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 25 with 7 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 dimes in the game in addition to creating 17 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In relation to defense, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 50.7% from the floor on 35 out of 69 shooting. New York doled out 7 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. On top of that, New York totaled 31 boards (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 5 rejections. New York went 90.0% from the free throw line by making 9 of their 10 tries. They also made 17 of 34 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Layshia Clarendon is one player who had an impact for the contest. She walked away with 30 points on 12 of 16 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 39 minutes and pulled down 5 boards. Clarendon went 75.0% from the field and also distributed 3 dimes.
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Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a record of 16-23 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 12.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.9 fouls per contest. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling in 31.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 735 assists for the year, which is 7th in the league in terms of passing. The Sparks are hitting 33.5% on shots from downtown (255 of 762) and 82.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 78.6 pts per contest (10th in the league) while hitting 42.5% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Sparks are forcing their opponents into 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.3 fouls. The Sparks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.6% (571 of 713) and they concede 35.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 9th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 775 conceded this season. They give up 32.0% from 3-point land while they are 2nd in the WNBA in PPG allowed (80.3).
When they last played, the Seattle Storm took a defeat with a final score of 79-68 when they faced the Atlanta Dream. The Storm recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for the game. They also coughed it up 12 times, while earning 4 steals for the game. The Dream earned 19 fouls for this game which got the Storm to the free throw line for 20 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 90.0%. When discussing 3-pointers, Seattle made 6 of their 20 attempts (30.0%). Overall, the Storm went 22 for 61 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.1%. The Storm permitted the Dream to make 33 out of 72 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.8% in this contest. They went 21.4% from beyond the arc by connecting on 3 of 14 and ended up going 10 of 12 at the free throw line (83.3%). When talking about rebounds, Seattle allowed Atlanta to collect 37 in all (8 offensive).
Jewell Loyd pitched in for the Storm for the game. She knocked down 8 out of 25 for this game giving her a field goal percentage of 32.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Loyd earned 26 points in her 39 minutes on the court and accounted for 1 assist in this contest.
Seattle has a mark of 11-27 on the year. As an offense, the Storm are shooting 40.7% from the floor, which ranks 12th in the league. Seattle has totaled 2,973 pts on the season (78.2 per contest) and they pull down 35.2 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 17.3 times per contest (12th in the league) and they turn it over 14.3 times per game. The Storm are responsible for committing 17.9 personal fouls per game and they connect on 78.2% from the free throw line. The Storm on defense are ranked 7th in the WNBA in points allowed per game with 83.7. The Seattle defense surrenders 35.4% on shots from distance (289 of 817) and opponents are converting on 82.6% of their free throw attempts. They give up 20.6 assists and 35.9 boards per game, which is 11th and 12th in the league. They are able to force 12.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.4% from the floor (7th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seattle
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