Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Basketball Betting Tips and Predictions 9/11/2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Angel of the Winds Arena
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Jordin Canada and the Seattle Storm (18-16, 3rd in the Western Conference) play the Minnesota Lynx (18-16, 4th in the Western Conference) at Angel of the Winds Arena on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in the WNBA Playoffs.
The Lynx have been less than ideal for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 18-15 ATS. Seattle covers the spread 54.5% of the time, going 18-15 against the spread.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx have been a hot and cold Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 17-17.
Minnesota covers the spread 41.2% of the time away from home, having gone 7-10 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm cover the spread 52.9% of the time at Angel of the Winds Arena, going 9-8 against the spread.
The Storm have been a dicey Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 13-21.
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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 Seattle Storm Injuries
09/03/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out for season
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Sylvia Fowles comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 59% while her free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Odyssey Sims averages 14.5 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.4 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Jordin Canada averages 9.8 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Natasha Howard averages 18.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage is 81%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 20.3 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 75.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.5 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
Seattle is 10th in the league with 74.8 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 32.0 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Storm are 3rd in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Storm surrender 75.1 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Lynx are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 97.7, and their offensive rating of 100.8 is ranked 11th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% 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 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 4th in the WNBA.
Seattle is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 2nd in the league. The Storm are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.7, and their defensive rating of 99.1 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 75.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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