Minnesota Lynx vs Atlanta Dream WNBA Game Picks 7/12/2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
State Farm Arena
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Brittney Sykes and the Atlanta Dream (4-10, 6th in the Eastern Conference) host the Minnesota Lynx (9-6, 2nd in the Western Conference) at State Farm Arena on Friday, July 12, 2019.
The Lynx have been a great choice for WNBA bettors, having gone 9-5 ATS. The Dream cover the spread 42.9% of the time, going 6-8 against the spread.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 7-8.
Minnesota is covering 42.9% of the time on the road, having gone 3-4 ATS.
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream cover the spread 50.0% of the time at State Farm Arena, going 3-3 against the spread.
The Dream have been an excellent Under option for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 6-8.
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
07/03/19 C Damiris Dantas Calf is out indefinitely
06/29/19 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
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
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
05/10/19 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out indefinitely
Danielle Robinson comes into this game averaging 9.9 points per contest while being on the court 28.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Lynx. She grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and hands out 3.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Sylvia Fowles averages 14.3 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.0 assist per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 59% for the year while her free throw percentage is 69%.
Brittney Sykes averages 11.9 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Tiffany Hayes averages 13.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 77.6 points per game this season, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They average 34.2 rebounds per contest and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 15.2 per game. The Lynx allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 11th in the league with 70.5 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 38%, while their average scoring margin is -7.8. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 15.8. The Dream are 5th in turnovers per game with 14.3. The Dream surrender 78.3 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.1 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 39.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Lynx are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.1, and their defensive rating of 96.7 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 77.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Minnesota is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 4th in the league.
Atlanta is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 8th in the WNBA. The Dream are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 91.8 is ranked 3rd. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 42% is 11th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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