Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx Basketball Betting Tips 8/22/2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Allisha Gray and the Dallas Wings (9-18, 6th in the Western Conference) are headed to Target Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Minnesota Lynx (13-15, 5th in the Western Conference).
The Wings have been a decent bet for WNBA bettors, having gone 14-13 ATS. Minnesota is covering 53.8% of the time, going 14-12 against the spread.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings have been a bad Over bet for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 7-18.
The Wings are covering the spread 38.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 5-8 ATS.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx are covering the spread 42.9% of the time at Target Center, going 6-8 against the spread.
The Lynx have been a less than ideal Under bet for O/U basketball bettors, having gone 14-13.
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
07/04/19 F/C Azura Stevens Foot is out for season
06/18/19 G Tayler Hill Knee is out indefinitely
05/20/19 G Skylar Diggins-Smith Personal is out indefinitely
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
Allisha Gray comes into this contest averaging 10.3 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wings. She pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Arike Ogunbowale averages 16.4 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 37% for the year while her free throw percentage is 79%.
Sylvia Fowles averages 13.6 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 9.0 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 70%. Odyssey Sims averages 14.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.0 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 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 70.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.4 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.3 per game. The Wings allow 75.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 6th in the league with 77.0 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Lynx are 1st in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Lynx surrender 76.1 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 10th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.2 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Wings are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 95.6 is ranked 4th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 73.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 43% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Dallas is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 10th in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 2nd in the WNBA. The Lynx are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 98, and their offensive rating of 99.2 is ranked 10th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas
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