Phoenix Mercury vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Game Picks 7/14/2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
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DeWanna Bonner and the Phoenix Mercury (7-7, 5th in the Western Conference) are headed to Target Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Minnesota Lynx (9-7, 2nd in the Western Conference).
The Mercury have been good for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 6-7 ATS. The Lynx are covering the spread 60.0% of the time, going 9-6 against the spread.
Valuable Phoenix Mercury Betting Trends
The Mercury have been an excellent Under bet for over/under bettors, having gone 5-9.
Phoenix is covering 42.9% of the time as the road team, having gone 3-4 ATS.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx are covering the spread 37.5% of the time at Target Center, going 3-5 against the spread.
The Lynx have been an excellent Under bet for over/under bettors, having gone 7-9.
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Key Phoenix Mercury Injuries
07/12/19 F Sancho Lyttle Knee left last game, is doubtful Sunday vs Min Lynx
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
07/03/19 C Damiris Dantas Calf is out indefinitely
06/29/19 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
06/13/19 F Kelsey Griffin Toe is out for season
06/10/19 C Temi Fagbenle Personal is out indefinitely
06/10/19 F Jessica Shepard Knee is out for season
05/28/19 G Seimone Augustus Knee is out indefinitely
02/07/19 F Maya Moore Personal is out for season
DeWanna Bonner comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while being on the court 33.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Mercury. She grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 95%. Brittney Griner averages 19.3 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Phoenix. Her field goal percentage is 52% for the year while her free throw percentage is 78%.
Danielle Robinson averages 10.1 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 40% and her free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Sylvia Fowles averages 14.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 59% and her free throw percentage is 67%.
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Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 74.2 points per game this season, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They average 32.6 rebounds per contest and 17.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 11.4 per game. The Mercury allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 17.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 8th in the league with 76.1 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.1. The Lynx are 1st in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Lynx surrender 74.1 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.2 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Mercury are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 99.5, and their offensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 7th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 74.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA. Phoenix is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 8th in the league. The Lynx are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.9, and their defensive rating of 96.3 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% 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?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix
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