Connecticut Sun at Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/15/2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
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Target Center is the site of the matchup between the Connecticut Sun and the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday, July 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 2 point favorites.
The Sun have a record of 10-10. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 3.6 as they average 86.0 points per game while giving up 82.5 per contest. The Lynx have an overall record of 12-8. They are 4th in the Western Conference. They average 79.5 points per game and surrender 76.7, good for a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 4-4 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 1-5 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 3-7 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 1-2 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
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Chiney Ogwumike comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Sun. She pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 59% while her free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jasmine Thomas averages 12.6 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.4 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 37% for the year while her free throw percentage is 85%.
Maya Moore averages 19.0 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Sylvia Fowles averages 17.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 11.8 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 86.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.6 per game. The Sun allow 82.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 17.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 8th in the league with 79.5 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Lynx are 2nd in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Lynx surrender 76.7 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.5 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 30.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game this season.
The Sun are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 79.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 5th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Connecticut is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 7th in the league.
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 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 8th in the league. The Lynx are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.8, and their defensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 77.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut -2
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