Minnesota Lynx vs Atlanta Dream WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/6/2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
State Farm Arena
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Odyssey Sims and the Minnesota Lynx (10-11, 5th in the Western Conference) travel to State Farm Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Atlanta Dream (5-17, 6th in the Eastern Conference).
The Lynx have been a decent bet for bettors, having gone 11-9 ATS. The Dream cover the spread 40.9% of the time, going 9-13 against the spread.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx have been a very good Under pick for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 9-12.
The Lynx cover the spread 40.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 4-6 ATS.
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Dream cover the spread 50.0% of the time at State Farm Arena, going 5-5 against the spread.
The Dream have been a very good Under pick for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 8-13.
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
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 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
08/05/19 F Monique Billings Lower Body is questionable Tuesday vs Min Lynx
05/10/19 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out indefinitely
Odyssey Sims comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Sylvia Fowles averages 14.6 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.3 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 59% for the year while her free throw percentage is 68%.
Brittney Sykes averages 10.6 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Tiffany Hayes averages 13.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 75.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 15.6 per game. The Lynx allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 12th in the league with 69.5 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 36%, while their average scoring margin is -8.7. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Dream are 6th in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Dream surrender 78.1 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.1 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 39.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Lynx are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98, and their defensive rating of 97.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 77.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Minnesota is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 4th in the league.
Atlanta is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 9th in the league. The Dream are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 90, and their defensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 76.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 41% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 45% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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