Minnesota Lynx at Connecticut Sun WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/17/2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
Mohegan Sun Arena
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The Minnesota Lynx travel to Mohegan Sun Arena to take on the Connecticut Sun on Friday, August 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 6 point favorites.
The Lynx have a record of 17-15. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 1.1 as they average 78.7 points per game while giving up 77.6 per contest. The Sun have a record of 19-13. They are 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 5.7 as they average 87.3 points per game while giving up 81.6 per contest.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 11-20-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 10-22 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Connecticut Sun are 15-17 against the spread
The Connecticut Sun are 14-17-1 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
08/15/18 F Rebekkah Brunson Concussion is "?" Friday vs Connecticut Sun
08/13/18 G Danielle Robinson Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sylvia Fowles comes into this game averaging 17.2 points per contest while being on the court 32.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Lynx. She grabs 11.9 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 61% while her free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Maya Moore averages 18.3 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 12.5 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Chiney Ogwumike averages 14.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 60% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 78.7 points per game this season, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They average 35.8 rebounds per contest and 19.3 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 6th 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 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 18.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 2nd in the league with 87.3 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Sun are 5th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Sun surrender 81.6 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 18.2 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 32.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Lynx are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 100.8, and their offensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 11th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 8th. 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 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 8th in the WNBA.
Connecticut is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 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 5th in the league. The Sun are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 79 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 3rd. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% 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 -6
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