Minnesota Lynx at Seattle Storm WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/3/2018
Friday, August 3, 2018
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The Minnesota Lynx travel to Key Arena to play the Seattle Storm on Friday, August 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle as 5.5 point favorites.
The Lynx have a record of 15-10. They are 3rd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 2.5 as they average 79.4 points per game while giving up 76.9 per contest. The Storm head into this matchup with a mark of 20-7. They are 2nd in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 7.6 as they average 87.6 points per contest while giving up 79.9 per game.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 9-15-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 9-16 against the over/under
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Seattle Storm are 17-10 against the spread
The Seattle Storm are 14-12-1 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sylvia Fowles comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 11.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 61% while her free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Maya Moore averages 18.2 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 85%.
Jewell Loyd averages 16.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Breanna Stewart averages 22.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 54% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 79.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.5 per game. The Lynx allow 76.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 2nd in the league with 87.6 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.0. The Storm are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Storm surrender 79.9 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 33.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Lynx are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.2, and their defensive rating of 100 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% 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. Minnesota is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 8th in the league.
Seattle is 6th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 10th in the league. The Storm are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 101.7 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -5.5
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