Minnesota Lynx vs New York Liberty WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/13/2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Westchester County Center
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Odyssey Sims and the Minnesota Lynx (12-11, 4th in the Western Conference) head to Westchester County Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the New York Liberty (8-14, 4th in the Eastern Conference).
The Lynx have been bad for oddsmakers, having gone 13-10 ATS. The Liberty are covering the spread 40.9% of the time, going 9-13 against the spread.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx have been a hot and cold Over play for over/under WNBA bettors, having gone 11-13.
Minnesota covers the spread 41.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 5-7 ATS.
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
New York covers the spread 41.7% of the time at Westchester County Center, going 5-7 against the spread.
The Liberty have been a hot and cold Over play for over/under WNBA bettors, having gone 11-11.
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
08/11/19 F Kelsey Griffin Foot is out indefinitely
08/09/19 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
06/10/19 F Jessica Shepard Knee is out for season
02/07/19 F Maya Moore Personal is out for season
Key New York Liberty Injuries
08/11/19 C Amanda Zahui B Concussion is questionable Tuesday vs Min Lynx
08/11/19 G Asia Durr Groin is questionable Tuesday vs Min Lynx
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Odyssey Sims comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Sylvia Fowles averages 14.6 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.3 assists per contest and 9.7 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 60% for the year while her free throw percentage is 69%.
Kia Nurse averages 14.7 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Tina Charles averages 17.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 76.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 15.5 per game. The Lynx allow 74.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 6th in the league with 77.5 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -6.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.9. The Liberty are 2nd in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Liberty surrender 84.0 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.9 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Lynx are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 95.6, and their offensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 11th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
New York is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league. The Liberty are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 96.7, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 80.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 10th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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