Jordan’s WNBA Picks 14-15-1
Los Angeles Sparks at Dallas Wings
Best Line Offered: 5Dimes
We’ve talked a lot about the Wings’ scoring issues this season. With Skylar Diggins-Smith still working her way back from having a baby, the Wings’ offense has gone from bad to worse as the season has progressed.
Dallas is averaging just 90.6 points per 100 possessions this season, which ranks 11th out of 12 teams in the league. They also don’t see their scoring go up that much at home with an offensive rating of 94.3, which ranks 10th among teams when they play at home.
However, the Sparks are coming into this game giving up some points. LA has allowed 97.4 points per 100 possessions this season, which is right around the middle of the league. However, their road defensive splits this season have been another story.
LA is allowing 100 points per 100 possessions on the road this season and over their last three road games, their defensive rating has been 103.1.
If Dallas is the more focused and ready to play team, they could catch the Sparks off guard, which could ensure that scoring in the first half is a good possibility.
That is especially true for the first half of this matinee game. If LA isn’t ready to play on the defensive end, the Wings could score some first-half points, making the first half over a strong play.
LA is allowing 102.1 points per 100 possessions in the first halves of their road games this season, while also playing at a slightly increased pace.
While Dallas has struggled to score in the first halves of their road games, they are 4-1 SU over their last four home games. They have also allowed 43.6 points per first half over their last three and 42 points per first half in their last six games.