Indiana Fever vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Point Spread Picks 9/1/2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
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Odyssey Sims and the Minnesota Lynx (16-15, 3rd in the Western Conference) host the Indiana Fever (11-20, 4th in the Eastern Conference) at Target Center on Sunday, September 1, 2019.
The Fever have been a decent play for WNBA bettors, having gone 14-16 ATS. The Lynx cover 56.7% of the time, going 17-13 against the spread.
Valuable Indiana Fever Betting Trends
The Fever have been a very good Over pick for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 18-13.
The Fever cover 50.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 7-7 ATS.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx cover 40.0% of the time at Target Center, going 6-9 against the spread.
The Lynx have been a hot and cold Under pick for O/U WNBA bettors, having gone 17-14.
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
08/30/19 F Natalie Achonwa Knee is questionable Sunday vs Min Lynx
08/14/19 G Shenise Johnson Knee is out for season
04/05/19 G Victoria Vivians ACL 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
Erica Wheeler comes into this contest averaging 10.4 points per game while playing 24.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Fever. She pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Kelsey Mitchell averages 12.7 points per game in 25.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.7 assists per contest and 1.5 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage is 37% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Odyssey Sims averages 14.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Sylvia Fowles averages 13.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 76.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.5 per game. The Fever allow 80.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 20.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 6th in the league with 78.5 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 20.3. The Lynx are 1st in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Lynx surrender 76.2 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.5 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Fever are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 76.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Indiana is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 6th in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 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 6th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.8, and their defensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 2nd. 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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