Chicago Sky at Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/14/2018
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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The Chicago Sky travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 9.5 point favorites.
The Sky head into this matchup with a mark of 11-20. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -7.2 as they average 82.3 points per contest while giving up 89.4 per game. The Lynx have a record of 17-14. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 1.2 as they average 78.4 points per game while giving up 77.1 per contest.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 14-16-1 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 18-13 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 11-19-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 9-22 against the over/under
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
07/05/18 G Jamierra Faulkner ACL is out for season
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
08/13/18 G Danielle Robinson Ankle is out indefinitely
08/13/18 F Rebekkah Brunson Concussion is doubtful Tuesday vs Chicago Sky
Allie Quigley comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Diamond DeShields averages 13.2 points per game in 28.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Sylvia Fowles averages 17.2 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 11.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Maya Moore averages 18.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 82.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 14.5 per game. The Sky allow 89.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 10th in the league with 78.4 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Lynx are 4th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Lynx surrender 77.1 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season.
The Sky are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 103 is ranked 1st. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 6th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Chicago is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 2nd in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 3rd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 9th in the league. The Lynx are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102, and their defensive rating of 100.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? WNBA game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota -9.5 and under 161.5 points
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