Las Vegas Aces at Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/13/2018
Friday, July 13, 2018
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The Las Vegas Aces travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Lynx on Friday, July 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 11 point favorites.
The Aces have a record of 9-12. They are 7th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of -3.5 as they average 82.0 points per game while giving up 85.4 per contest. The Lynx have an overall mark of 12-8. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They total 79.1 points per contest and give up 77.3, which is a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Las Vegas Aces are 5-5 against the spread
The Las Vegas Aces are 11-9 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 3-6 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 1-2 against the over/under
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
06/12/18 C Isabelle Harrison Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
07/11/18 F Rebekkah Brunson Thigh is "?" Friday vs Las Vegas Aces
Kayla McBride comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 89%. A'ja Wilson averages 21.0 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 8.7 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 46% for the year while her free throw percentage is 78%.
Maya Moore averages 18.9 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Sylvia Fowles averages 17.3 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 1.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 60% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas averages 82.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.4 per game. The Aces allow 85.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 20.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 8th in the league with 79.1 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.4. The Lynx are 2nd in turnovers per game with 14.3. 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 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.7 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 30.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season.
The Aces are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 105.5, and their offensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 5th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 80.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 14% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the WNBA. Las Vegas is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 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 102, and their defensive rating of 99.6 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 77.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% 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.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Las Vegas -11
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