New York Liberty at Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/24/2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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The New York Liberty travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 12 point favorites.
The Liberty have a record of 7-17. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -5.2 as they average 79.2 points per game while giving up 84.5 per contest. The Lynx have an overall mark of 14-10. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They total 79.1 points per contest and give up 76.8, which is a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 9-15 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 13-11 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 9-14-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 8-16 against the over/under
Key New York Liberty Injuries
07/21/18 G Epiphanny Prince Eye is "?" Tuesday vs Minnesota Lynx
07/21/18 G Shavonte Zellous Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Minnesota Lynx
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tina Charles comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 45% while her free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Bria Hartley averages 8.6 points per game in 23.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 69%.
Sylvia Fowles averages 17.3 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 12.0 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 60% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Maya Moore averages 17.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 79.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.4 per game. The Liberty allow 84.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 10th in the league with 79.1 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Lynx are 3rd in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Lynx surrender 76.8 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.7 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season.
The Liberty are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.2, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 77.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. New York is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 3rd in the league.
Minnesota is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 8th in the league. The Lynx are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.8, and their defensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 77 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 7th. 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.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -12
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