Minnesota Lynx at Chicago Sky WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/7/2018
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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The Minnesota Lynx travel to Wintrust Arena to take on the Chicago Sky on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 4 point favorites.
The Lynx have a record of 15-13. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 0.4 as they average 78.0 points per game while giving up 77.6 per contest. The Sky head into this matchup with a mark of 10-18. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -7.3 as they average 82.6 points per contest while giving up 90.0 per game.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 9-18-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 9-19 against the over/under
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Chicago Sky are 12-15-1 against the spread
The Chicago Sky are 17-11 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
08/06/18 F Rebekkah Brunson Nose left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Chicago Sky
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
07/05/18 G Jamierra Faulkner ACL is out for season
Maya Moore comes into this game averaging 17.4 points per contest while being on the court 32.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Lynx. She grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Sylvia Fowles averages 17.1 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 11.6 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 61% for the year while her free throw percentage is 76%.
Diamond DeShields averages 13.6 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Allie Quigley averages 15.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 78.0 points per game this season, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They average 35.9 rebounds per contest and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.6 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 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 18.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 7th in the league with 82.6 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 32.9 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 20.6. The Sky are 1st in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Sky surrender 90.0 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season.
The Lynx are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 101.3, and their offensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 11th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 76.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 6th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 2nd in the WNBA. The Sky are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 112, and their offensive rating of 103.6 is ranked 1st. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 79.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +4
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