Minnesota Lynx vs Connecticut Sun WNBA Betting Tips 7/6/2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Mohegan Sun Arena
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Mohegan Sun Arena is the site where Jasmine Thomas and the Connecticut Sun (9-4, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) will play the Minnesota Lynx (7-6, 2nd in the Western Conference) on Saturday.
The Lynx have been a very good option for WNBA bettors, having gone 7-5 ATS. The Sun cover the spread 46.2% of the time, going 6-7 against the spread.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx have been a hot and cold Under choice for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 7-6.
Minnesota is covering 20.0% of the time away from home, having gone 1-4 ATS.
Important Connecticut Sun Betting Trends
Connecticut is covering 14.3% of the time at Mohegan Sun Arena, going 1-6 against the spread.
The Sun have been a great Under choice for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 5-8.
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 Connecticut Sun Injuries
06/26/19 G Layshia Clarendon Ankle is out 3-4 months
Sylvia Fowles comes into this game averaging 14.4 points per contest while being on the court 30.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Lynx. She grabs 9.5 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 59% while her free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Danielle Robinson averages 9.6 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Jasmine Thomas averages 10.6 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 35% and her free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Courtney Williams averages 11.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 78.2 points per game this season, which ranks them 6th 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 34% which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They average 33.8 rebounds per contest and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 15.9 per game. The Lynx allow 75.5 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 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 16.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 5th in the league with 78.3 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 18.1. The Sun are 9th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Sun surrender 77.0 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season.
The Lynx are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 97.3, and their offensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 9th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.7 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 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 1st in the WNBA.
Connecticut is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 2nd in the WNBA. The Sun are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 98.5, and their offensive rating of 100.1 is ranked 8th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 9th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut
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