Chicago Sky vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks 5/25/2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Allie Quigley and the Chicago Sky (13-21 last season, 4th in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Target Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Minnesota Lynx (18-16 last year, 4th in the Western Conference).
The Sky were hot and cold for WNBA bettors last year, having gone 16-17 ATS. Minnesota covered 35.3% of the time, going 12-22 against the spread. The Lynx were a bad play for bettors as a favorite, going 8-15 ATS. Chicago covered 50.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 3-3 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky were a great Over play for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 21-13.
The Sky covered 52.9% of the time last year as a visitor, having gone 9-8 ATS.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
Minnesota covered 41.2% of the time last year at Target Center, going 7-10 against the spread.
The Lynx were a rough Over play for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 12-23.
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
05/23/19 G Jamierra Faulkner Knee is out Saturday vs Min Lynx
05/23/19 G Kahleah Copper Hand is probable Saturday vs Min Lynx
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
02/07/19 F Maya Moore Personal is out for season
Allie Quigley comes into this contest after averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night last season for the Sky. She pulled down 2.4 rebounds per game and dished out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage was 47% while her free throw percentage was at 86%. Diamond DeShields averaged 14.4 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest last season. She averaged 2.2 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage was 43% for the year while her free throw percentage was 84%.
Sylvia Fowles averaged 17.7 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest last year for the Lynx. She grabbed 11.9 rebounds per game and had 2.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage was 62% and her free throw percentage was at 76%. Seimone Augustus averaged 10.8 points per game last season and she saw the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. She also averaged 1.8 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage was 47% and her free throw percentage was 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averaged 83.8 points per contest last season, which ranked them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin was -6.3 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 3rd in the league. They averaged 33.1 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranked them 8th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 1st with 14.4 per game. The Sky allowed 90.1 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 12th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 36.5 rebounds a game which ranked 11th and they gave up 21.7 assists per contest, which put them in 12th place in the league. They forced 12.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota was 9th in the league with 78.9 points per game last year. They were 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 0.7. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 7th in the WNBA. They were 6th in the league in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.6. The Lynx were 3rd in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Lynx surrendered 78.3 points per contest, which ranked them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 4th with 18.3 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx were 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game last season.
The Sky were 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 104.2, and their defensive rating of 112 ranked 1st. In terms of pace they were 4th in the league with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 5th. As a team they were 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Chicago was 1st in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 2nd in the league.
Minnesota was 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 50%, which was 4th in the WNBA. The Lynx were 10th in the league in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 102.8 was ranked 9th. They were 10th in the WNBA in pace with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 7th. As a unit they were 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 23% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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