Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/18/2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Alaska Airlines Arena
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Natasha Howard and the Seattle Storm (14-13, 3rd in the Western Conference) host the Minnesota Lynx (13-13, 4th in the Western Conference) at Alaska Airlines Arena on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
The Lynx have been bad for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 14-11 ATS. The Storm are covering the spread 53.8% of the time, going 14-12 against the spread.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx have been a good Under choice for O/U bettors, having gone 13-13.
The Lynx are covering the spread 46.2% of the time as a visitor, having gone 6-7 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
Seattle is covering 50.0% of the time at Alaska Airlines Arena, going 7-7 against the spread.
The Storm have been an awful Over choice for O/U bettors, having gone 9-18.
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
08/16/19 G Jordin Canada Shoulder is upgraded to probable Friday vs Connecticut Sun
05/21/19 G Sue Bird Knee is out indefinitely
05/19/19 F Breanna Stewart ACL is out for season
Odyssey Sims comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Sylvia Fowles averages 13.9 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.4 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 59% for the year while her free throw percentage is 72%.
Natasha Howard averages 18.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Storm. She grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Jordin Canada averages 9.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 77.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 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 34.5 rebounds per game and 19.9 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 15.6 per game. The Lynx allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle is 10th in the league with 74.7 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.4 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Storm are 5th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Storm surrender 74.7 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Lynx are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.4, and their defensive rating of 97.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Minnesota is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 4th in the league.
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 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 1st in the league. The Storm are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.3, and their defensive rating of 98.2 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 76 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 31% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Seattle
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