Las Vegas Aces vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/16/2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
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Target Center is the venue where Danielle Robinson and the Minnesota Lynx (4-4, 4th in the Western Conference) will take on the Las Vegas Aces (3-3, 3rd in the Western Conference) on Sunday.
The Aces have been a less than ideal option for WNBA bettors, having gone 3-3 ATS. Minnesota is covering 42.9% of the time, going 3-4 against the spread.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces have been a terrible Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 1-5.
Las Vegas is covering 33.3% of the time as the visitor, having gone 1-2 ATS.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx cover 0% of the time at Target Center, going 0-3 against the spread.
The Lynx have been a terrible Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 3-5.
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Key Las Vegas Aces 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
Kayla McBride comes into this game averaging 17.3 points per contest while being on the court 28.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Aces. She grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 53% while her free throw percentage is currently at 96%. A'ja Wilson averages 13.5 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 8.0 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 74%.
Danielle Robinson averages 9.1 points per game while playing 25.0 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 2.5 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 15.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 62% and her free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Las Vegas averages 85.2 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They average 42.8 rebounds per contest and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 16.7 per game. The Aces allow 76.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 17.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 9th in the league with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.6. The Lynx are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.1. The Lynx surrender 73.5 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 16.5 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 30.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Aces are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.4, and their defensive rating of 90.9 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 84 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 20% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Las Vegas is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 42%, which is 12th in the league.
Minnesota is 1st in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 4th in the WNBA. The Lynx are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 96.2, and their offensive rating of 98.3 is ranked 10th. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 76.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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