Minnesota Lynx at Chicago Sky WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/7/2018
Saturday, July 7, 2018
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The Minnesota Lynx travel to Wintrust Arena to take on the Chicago Sky on Saturday, July 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 8 point favorites.
The Lynx have a record of 11-7. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 2.2 as they average 79.8 points per game while giving up 77.6 per contest. The Sky have an overall record of 6-12. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They average 81.6 points per game and surrender 89.4, good for a point differential of -7.8.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 3-6 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 1-2 against the over/under
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 4-4-1 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 6-8-1 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
07/05/18 G Jamierra Faulkner ACL is out for season
Maya Moore comes into this game averaging 19.8 points per contest while being on the court 33.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Lynx. She grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Maya Moore averages 19.8 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 82%.
Diamond DeShields averages 13.9 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Diamond DeShields averages 13.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 79.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They average 36.2 rebounds per contest and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 14.3 per game. The Lynx allow 77.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 6th in the league with 81.6 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -7.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.8. The Sky are 2nd in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Sky surrender 89.4 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.4 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 35.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season.
The Lynx are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 99.5, and their offensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 11th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 78 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 7th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 1st in the league. The Sky are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.5, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 78.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 8th. 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 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +8
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