Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury 7-9-2023

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury 7/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury 7/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


On Sunday night, the Los Angeles Sparks joined the Footprint Center to play the Phoenix Mercury (3-13). The Mercury are only 3-14, while the Sparks have a 7-11 record going into this game.


So far this season, the Sparks have defeated the Mercury in both encounters. Additionally, struggling have been the Los Angeles Sparks. They have lost seven of their past nine games, including four successive defeats.


Los Angeles lost to the Atlanta Dream in their final two games by a total score of 202-157. On Wednesday night, Allisha Gray scored a career-high 23 points for the Dream.


In their most recent game, the Los Angeles Sparks faced the Atlanta Dream and lost by a total score of 90-79.


Los Angeles finished the contest with a field goal percentage of 42.6% (29 of 68) and six made 3-pointers out of 22 attempted.


The Sparks had a 68.2% success percentage on their free throw attempts, making 15 out of their 22 attempts.


They collected 33 boards overall, four coming from the attacking end. In addition, they contributed 20 assists while causing eight turnovers and three steals for the opposing squad.


Los Angeles’ defense enabled their adversary to shoot 49.3% from the field on 33 out of 67 attempts. In the game, Atlanta had six steals and three assists. Atlanta also had five blocks and 39 rebounds (3 offensive, 36 defensive).


Atlanta made 14 of their 23 shots at the free throw line, converting 60.9% of the time to win the game. Additionally, they converted on 10 of 24 three-point tries.


One player who came through for this game was Nneka Ogwumike. She shot 7 of 16 for a total of 19 points. She played on the floor for 30 minutes, grabbing ten rebounds.


Ogwumike ended with a 43.8% field goal percentage and made three assists.


Los Angeles enters this contest with a 7-11 record for the year. They score 78.9 points per game on 42.1% shooting, ranking them 10th in the WNBA.


The Sparks make 80.1% of their free throw attempts and shoot 31.4% from beyond the arc (112 of 357).


Los Angeles is averaging 32.3 rebounds per game and has passed the ball 345 times as a team this season, which places them fourth in the NBA.


They mishandle the ball 12.7 times a game and commit 18.1 fouls per game as a team. The Sparks force 14.3 turnovers per game while forcing 18.6 personal fouls when playing defense.


The Sparks’ defense allows a 45.6% shooting percentage (257 of 335) and 35.7 rebounds per contest. With 345 assists handed out to opponents this season, they rank ninth in the league in this category.


They rank 6th in the WNBA for PPG allowed (81.6) and allow 32.3% of 3-point attempts.


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Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury Predictions 7/9/2023


The Phoenix Mercury have dropped nine of their last ten games after three straight losses. With only three victories this season, interim coach Nikki Blue will pressure her players to improve.


In their most recent game, they were defeated by the Minnesota Lynx, 75-64. In the 11-point defeat, the Mercury only managed to shoot 37.7% from the field.


Phoenix averages 44.9% from the field, making them the better shooting team in this game. Even better for Phoenix is that Los Angeles allows the second-worst field goal percentage (45.6).


The Sparks also rank third lowest in points scored per game and second worst in defensive rebounds.


The Phoenix Mercury lost to the New York Liberty by a score of 99-95 in their most recent game. The Mercury managed to grab 25 rebounds overall in this game, including 22 defensive and three offensive.


In addition, they committed 15 turnovers while only securing seven steals during the contest. The Liberty committed Twenty personal fouls during this game, forcing the Mercury to attempt 22 free throws.


They were successful with 18 free throws, for an efficiency of 81.8%. Phoenix made 9 out of 20 tries (45.0%) at 3-pointers. The Mercury finished shooting 50.7% overall, going 34 for 67 from the field.


The Mercury allowed the Liberty to convert 32 of their 65 field goal attempts, giving them a 49.2% shooting percentage for the game.


They made 11 of 25 three-point attempts for a 44.0% final percentage, while they made 24 of 28 free throw attempts for an 85.7% final percentage.


Phoenix failed to clean up the offensive board, allowing New York to grab 30 total rebounds (6 of them offensive).


Diana Taurasi turned out to be crucial for the Mercury in the contest. She had a field goal percentage of 46.2% in this game after making 6 of 13 attempts and pulling down five rebounds.


In 28 minutes of action, Taurasi scored 23 points and contributed seven assists to this game.


Los Angeles Sparks vs. Phoenix Mercury The WNBA’s pick for this game is the Phoenix Mercury. Although both clubs have performed below expectations this season, the Mercury is in an excellent position.


The Sparks had a 1-5 ATS record in their six games after an ATS defeat. Additionally, they have a terrible straight-up record against teams in their previous four games, going 0-4 ATS.


The Mercury have won two of their three games on their home court. On Sunday, Phoenix will win again at home, predicted at 84-81.


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Los Angeles Sparks vs Phoenix Mercury 7/9/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

WNBA Starting Time: 6:00 PM (EDT)


Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix. AR


Date: Sunday, July 9, 2023


TV: WNBA League Pass


WNBA Odds: Phoenix Mercury -1


WNBA Totals: 162.5


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