Chicago Sky vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Point Spread Picks 8/27/2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Allie Quigley and the Chicago Sky (18-11, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Target Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Minnesota Lynx (15-15, 4th in the Western Conference).
The Sky have been a great bet for basketball bettors, having gone 19-9 ATS. The Lynx cover 55.2% of the time, going 16-13 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky have been a great Over pick for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 17-11.
The Sky cover 69.2% of the time as the visitor, having gone 9-4 ATS.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
Minnesota is covering 40.0% of the time at Target Center, going 6-9 against the spread.
The Lynx have been a less than ideal Under pick for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 16-14.
Key Chicago Sky Injuries
08/13/19 F/C Jantel Lavender Foot is out for season
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
08/11/19 F Kelsey Griffin Foot is out indefinitely
08/09/19 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
06/10/19 F Jessica Shepard Knee is out for season
02/07/19 F Maya Moore Personal is out for season
Allie Quigley comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 49% while her free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Diamond DeShields averages 15.7 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 38% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Sylvia Fowles averages 13.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Odyssey Sims averages 14.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 83.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.4 per game. The Sky allow 81.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 18.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 6th in the league with 78.0 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 33.7 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 20.2. The Lynx are 1st in turnovers per game with 15.4. The Lynx surrender 75.9 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.2 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Sky are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 100.2, and their offensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 6th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 81.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA. Chicago is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 11th in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league. The Lynx are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.5, and their defensive rating of 97.8 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 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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