Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Expert WNBA Picks 6/4/2019
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Angel of the Winds Arena
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Angel of the Winds Arena is the site where Natasha Howard and the Seattle Storm (2-2, 2nd in the Western Conference) will play the Minnesota Lynx (3-0, 1st in the Western Conference) on Tuesday.
The Lynx have been an excellent option for WNBA bettors, having gone 2-1 ATS. The Storm cover the spread 50.0% of the time, going 2-2 against the spread. The Lynx have been excellent for basketball bettors as the favorite, going 2-1 ATS.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx have been a very good Under play for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 0-3.
The Lynx are 0-1 ATS as a visitor.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
Seattle is covering the spread 33.3% of the time at Angel of the Winds Arena, going 1-2 against the spread.
The Storm have been a very good Under play for O/U basketball wagerers, having gone 0-4.
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
05/28/19 G Seimone Augustus Knee is out indefinitely
02/07/19 F Maya Moore Personal is out for season
Key Seattle Storm Injuries
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Danielle Robinson comes into this game averaging 10.0 points per contest while being on the court 28.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Lynx. She grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and hands out 3.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 32% while her free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Sylvia Fowles averages 14.0 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.1 assists per contest and 11.7 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 60% for the year while her free throw percentage is 67%.
Natasha Howard averages 19.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 11.0 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Jewell Loyd averages 14.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 32% and her free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 77.0 points per game this season, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They average 41.3 rebounds per contest and 19.0 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.3 per game. The Lynx allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 20% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 15.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 9th in the league with 74.8 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 24% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.5 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Storm are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Storm surrender 72.3 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.8 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per game this season.
The Lynx are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 100.6, and their defensive rating of 86.6 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 76.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Minnesota is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 40%, which is 11th in the league.
Seattle is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the WNBA. The Storm are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 92.4, and their offensive rating of 95.6 is ranked 11th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 43% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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