Connecticut Sun vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Game Picks 6/14/2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
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Courtney Williams and the Connecticut Sun (6-1, 1st in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Target Center on Friday where they'll meet the Minnesota Lynx (4-3, 2nd in the Western Conference).
The Sun have been a strong choice for WNBA wagerers, having gone 5-2 ATS. Minnesota is covering 33.3% of the time, going 2-4 against the spread.
Valuable Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
The Sun have been a very good Under bet for over/under bettors, having gone 2-5.
The Sun are covering 33.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 1-2 ATS.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx are covering 0.0% of the time at Target Center, going 0-3 against the spread.
The Lynx have been a very good Under bet for over/under bettors, having gone 2-5.
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Key Connecticut Sun Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
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
Courtney Williams comes into this game averaging 14.7 points per contest while being on the court 30.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Sun. She grabs 6.0 rebounds per contest and hands out 3.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jasmine Thomas averages 10.9 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.0 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Connecticut. Her field goal percentage is 33% for the year while her free throw percentage is 79%.
Danielle Robinson averages 8.4 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 36% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Sylvia Fowles averages 14.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 10.0 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 60% and her free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 79.9 points per game this season, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They average 41.1 rebounds per contest and 17.0 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.4 per game. The Sun allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 19.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 10th in the league with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Lynx are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.3. The Lynx surrender 71.9 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 15.9 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 29.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Sun are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 91.9, and their offensive rating of 101.1 is ranked 12th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 79 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 44% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA. Connecticut is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 10th in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 7th in the league. The Lynx are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 97.5, and their defensive rating of 94.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 76.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut
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