Atlanta Dream at Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/5/2018
Sunday, August 5, 2018
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The Atlanta Dream travel to Target Center to take on the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday, August 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 5.5 point favorites.
The Dream have a record of 17-10. They are 1st in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 0.7 as they average 79.3 points per game while giving up 78.7 per contest. The Lynx have a record of 15-12. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 1.1 as they average 78.4 points per game while giving up 77.3 per contest.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 16-10-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 10-17 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 9-17-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 9-18 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tiffany Hayes comes into this game averaging 17.3 points per contest while being on the court 28.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Dream. She grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Angel McCoughtry averages 16.5 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.1 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Sylvia Fowles averages 17.1 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 11.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Maya Moore averages 17.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 79.3 points per game this season, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They average 36.7 rebounds per contest and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.0 per game. The Dream allow 78.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 18.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 11th in the league with 78.4 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Lynx are 4th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Lynx surrender 77.3 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season.
The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.7, and their defensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 79.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Atlanta is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 12th in the league.
Minnesota is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Lynx are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 100.6, and their offensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 11th. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 9th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -5.5
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