Indiana Fever at Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/18/2018
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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The Indiana Fever travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Lynx on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 8.5 point favorites.
The Fever head into this matchup with a mark of 2-20. They are 6th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -9.5 as they average 75.6 points per contest while giving up 85.1 per game. The Lynx have an overall record of 12-10. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They average 78.7 points per game and surrender 77.3, good for a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Indiana Fever Betting Trends
The Indiana Fever are 2-10 against the spread
The Indiana Fever are 8-12 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 3-8 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 1-2 against the over/under
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
05/26/18 G Shenise Johnson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kelsey Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Fever. She pulls down 1.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 35% while her free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Candice Dupree averages 13.1 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Maya Moore averages 18.0 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Sylvia Fowles averages 16.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 11.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 75.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 32.5 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 12.2 per game. The Fever allow 85.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 10th in the league with 78.7 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.6. The Lynx are 2nd in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Lynx surrender 77.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.9 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season.
The Fever are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 97 is ranked 2nd. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 77.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 11th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA. Indiana is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 1st in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 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 7th in the league. The Lynx are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.8, and their defensive rating of 100.1 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 77.2 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 53% 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 Indiana -8.5 and under 162 points
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