Minnesota Lynx vs Chicago Sky Expert WNBA Picks 7/10/2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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Wintrust Arena is the site where Stefanie Dolson and the Chicago Sky (7-7, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) will play the Minnesota Lynx (8-6, 2nd in the Western Conference) on Wednesday.
The Lynx have been an excellent option for wagerers, having gone 8-5 ATS. The Sky cover 61.5% of the time, going 8-5 against the spread.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx have been a solid Under bet for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 7-7.
Minnesota is covering 33.3% of the time as the road team, having gone 2-4 ATS.
Important Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky cover 50.0% of the time at Wintrust Arena, going 3-3 against the spread.
The Sky have been a terrible Over bet for O/U WNBA 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 Chicago Sky Injuries
06/11/19 C Astou Ndour Personal is out indefinitely
06/11/19 G Jamierra Faulkner Knee is out indefinitely
06/11/19 FW Katie Lou Samuelson Hand is out indefinitely
Sylvia Fowles comes into this game averaging 14.6 points per contest while being on the court 30.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Lynx. She grabs 9.6 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 60% while her free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Danielle Robinson averages 9.9 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Stefanie Dolson averages 9.1 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Diamond DeShields averages 14.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 77.9 points per game this season, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 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 33.6 rebounds per contest and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 15.7 per game. The Lynx allow 75.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 16.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 4th in the league with 78.6 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 20.1. The Sky are 3rd in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Sky surrender 80.4 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season.
The Lynx are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 97, and their offensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 10th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 2nd in the WNBA.
Chicago is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 9th in the league. The Sky are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.1, and their defensive rating of 100.3 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 80.2 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 30% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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