Las Vegas Aces vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/25/2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Liz Cambage and the Las Vegas Aces (19-10, 1st in the Western Conference) head to Target Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Minnesota Lynx (14-15, 4th in the Western Conference).
The Aces have been very good for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 11-17 ATS. Minnesota is covering 53.6% of the time, going 15-13 against the spread.
Valuable Las Vegas Aces Betting Trends
The Aces have been a decent Under play for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 13-14.
Las Vegas is covering 38.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 5-8 ATS.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx are covering the spread 40.0% of the time at Target Center, going 6-9 against the spread.
The Lynx have been a good Over play for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 15-14.
Key Las Vegas Aces Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Liz Cambage comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Aces. She pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 50% while her free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Kayla McBride averages 14.4 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Las Vegas. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 91%.
Sylvia Fowles averages 13.5 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 8.9 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 14.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.7 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
Las Vegas averages 82.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 21.0 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.4 per game. The Aces allow 77.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 19.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 7th in the league with 77.3 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. 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 20.0. The Lynx are 1st in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Lynx surrender 75.9 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 10th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.1 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Aces are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.7, and their defensive rating of 94.8 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 80.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 21% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Las Vegas is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 12th in the league.
Minnesota is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 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 99.6, and their defensive rating of 97.7 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 77.6 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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