Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever Basketball Betting Tips 8/3/2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Erica Wheeler and the Indiana Fever (7-15, 5th in the Eastern Conference) play the Minnesota Lynx (10-10, 4th in the Western Conference) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, August 3, 2019.
The Lynx have been a very good play for WNBA bettors, having gone 11-8 ATS. The Fever are covering the spread 45.5% of the time, going 10-12 against the spread.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx have been a bad Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 8-12.
Minnesota covers the spread 44.4% of the time as a visitor, having gone 4-5 ATS.
Important Indiana Fever Betting Trends
Indiana covers the spread 54.5% of the time at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, going 6-5 against the spread.
The Fever have been a pretty good Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 12-10.
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 Indiana Fever Injuries
04/05/19 G Victoria Vivians ACL is out for season
Odyssey Sims comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 39% while her free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Sylvia Fowles averages 14.5 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.3 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 59% for the year while her free throw percentage is 67%.
Erica Wheeler averages 12.4 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Candice Dupree averages 11.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 75.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 35.0 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 15.3 per game. The Lynx allow 74.8 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 10th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 7th in the league with 76.5 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -2.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 16.3. The Fever are 10th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Fever surrender 79.3 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 20.1 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 35.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season.
The Lynx are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 96.8, and their offensive rating of 98.1 is ranked 9th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 3rd. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 4th in the WNBA.
Indiana is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 7th in the WNBA. The Fever are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 2nd. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 75.7 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 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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