Atlanta Dream at Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/29/2018
Friday, June 29, 2018
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The Atlanta Dream travel to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Lynx on Friday, June 29, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 13.5 point favorites.
The Dream have a record of 7-7. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -3.3 as they average 73.8 points per game while giving up 77.1 per contest. The Lynx have an overall mark of 8-6. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They total 81.2 points per contest and give up 78.7, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 3-3 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 4-3-1 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 2-4 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 1-2 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
06/28/18 G Tiffany Hayes Ankle is "?" Friday vs Min Lynx
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tiffany Hayes comes into this game averaging 17.9 points per contest while being on the court 30.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Dream. She grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Angel McCoughtry averages 18.5 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 87%.
Sylvia Fowles averages 18.4 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 12.3 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 62% and her free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Maya Moore averages 19.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 73.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 38% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 25% which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They average 36.4 rebounds per contest and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.5 per game. The Dream allow 77.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 6th in the league with 81.2 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.9. The Lynx are 2nd in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Lynx surrender 78.7 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 17.6 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 29.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season.
The Dream are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 96.6, and their offensive rating of 92.5 is ranked 12th. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 41% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. Atlanta is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 4th in the league. The Lynx are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.8, and their defensive rating of 100.6 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 22% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -13.5
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