Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/2/2019
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx (6-6, 4th in the Western Conference) host the Atlanta Dream (2-8, 6th in the Eastern Conference) at Target Center on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
The Dream have been an awful choice for wagerers, having gone 3-7 ATS. The Lynx are covering the spread 54.5% of the time, going 6-5 against the spread.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream have been a bad Over bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 4-6.
Atlanta covers the spread 33.3% of the time as the visitor, having gone 1-2 ATS.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx are covering the spread 20.0% of the time at Target Center, going 1-4 against the spread.
The Lynx have been a good Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 6-6.
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
06/17/19 G Alex Bentley Personal is out indefinitely
05/10/19 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
06/29/19 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Undisclosed is out for season
06/13/19 F Kelsey Griffin Toe is out for season
06/10/19 C Temi Fagbenle Personal is out indefinitely
06/10/19 F Jessica Shepard Knee is out for season
05/28/19 G Seimone Augustus Knee is out indefinitely
02/07/19 F Maya Moore Personal is out for season
Tiffany Hayes comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Brittney Sykes averages 11.2 points per game in 25.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 68%.
Sylvia Fowles averages 14.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 9.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage currently is at 64%. Danielle Robinson averages 9.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 70.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.4 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.8 per game. The Dream allow 80.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 19.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 8th in the league with 77.7 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.2. The Lynx are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Lynx surrender 76.2 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 16.8 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Dream are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 104.3, and their offensive rating of 90.8 is ranked 2nd. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 77.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 42% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA. Atlanta is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 1st in the league. The Lynx are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.9, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 77.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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