Minnesota Lynx at Dallas Wings WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/1/2018
Sunday, July 1, 2018
College Park Center
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College Park Center is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Lynx and the Dallas Wings on Sunday, July 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 3 point favorites.
The Lynx have a record of 9-6. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 2.5 as they average 81.2 points per game while giving up 78.7 per contest. The Wings have an overall record of 7-7. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They average 84.7 points per game and surrender 82.6, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 2-5 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 1-2 against the over/under
Important Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Dallas Wings are 4-2 against the spread
The Dallas Wings are 5-2 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
06/12/18 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
05/19/18 F Theresa Plaisance ACL is out indefinitely
Sylvia Fowles comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 12.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 62% while her free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Maya Moore averages 19.8 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Skylar Diggins-Smith averages 19.4 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Elizabeth Cambage averages 20.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 57% and her free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 81.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 14.3 per game. The Lynx allow 78.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 4th in the league with 84.7 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Wings are 3rd in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Wings surrender 82.6 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 18.9 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game this season.
The Lynx are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 100.6, and their offensive rating of 103.8 is ranked 10th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 22% 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 5th in the WNBA.
Dallas is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 10th in the league. The Wings are 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 80.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +3
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