Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx Expert WNBA Picks Against the Spread 6/6/2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019
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Target Center is the site where Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx (3-1, 1st in the Western Conference) will take on the Phoenix Mercury (1-1, 4th in the Western Conference) on Thursday.
The Mercury have been inconsistent for basketball bettors, having gone 1-1 ATS. The Lynx cover 50.0% of the time, going 2-2 against the spread. The Lynx have been a strong bet for bettors as favorites, going 2-1 ATS. Phoenix is covering the spread 0.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 0-1 against the spread.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury have been a pretty good Under pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 1-1.
The Mercury cover 0.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 0-1 ATS.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
Minnesota is covering the spread 0.0% of the time at Target Center, going 0-2 against the spread.
The Lynx have been a rough Over pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 1-3.
Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
06/04/19 F Camille Little Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Min Lynx
05/20/19 G Diana Taurasi Back is out indefinitely
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
Brittney Griner comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 37.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Mercury. She pulls down 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 57% while her free throw percentage is currently at 40%. DeWanna Bonner averages 21.5 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.0 assists per contest and 10.0 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 100%.
Sylvia Fowles averages 14.5 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 10.0 rebounds per game and has 0.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 64% and her free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Danielle Robinson averages 10.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 77.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 32.0 rebounds per game and 18.0 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.5 per game. The Mercury allow 80.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 17.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 6th in the league with 77.0 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 18.5. The Lynx are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.3. The Lynx surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 15.5 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 28.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game this season.
The Mercury are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.9, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 77.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Phoenix is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 7th in the league.
Minnesota is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 5th in the league. The Lynx are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 93.9 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 75.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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