Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Tips 5/29/2019
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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Target Center is the venue where Danielle Robinson and the Minnesota Lynx (18-16 last season, 4th in the Western Conference) will take on the Seattle Storm (26-8 last year, 1st in the Western Conference) on Wednesday.
The Storm were terrible for oddsmakers last year, having gone 26-16 ATS. The Lynx covered the spread 35.3% of the time, going 12-22 against the spread. The Storm were terrible for oddsmakers as the favorite, going 20-12 ATS. Minnesota went 8-15 against the spread as an underdog, so they covered the spread 34.8% of the time.
Valuable Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm were a pretty good Under play for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 20-20.
Seattle covered the spread 75.0% of the time last year on the road, having gone 15-5 ATS.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx covered the spread 41.2% of the time last year at Target Center, going 7-10 against the spread.
The Lynx were a bad Over play for over/under WNBA wagerers, having gone 12-23.
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
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
05/25/19 G Seimone Augustus Back missed last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Seattle Storm
05/25/19 G Karima Christmas Knee missed last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Seattle Storm
05/24/19 C Temi Fagbenle Personal is out indefinitely
02/07/19 F Maya Moore Personal is out for season
Natasha Howard comes into this contest after averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per night last season for the Storm. She pulled down 6.4 rebounds per game and dished out 1.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage was 55% while her free throw percentage was at 80%. Jewell Loyd averaged 15.5 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest last season. She averaged 3.7 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage was 42% for the year while her free throw percentage was 85%.
Danielle Robinson averaged 6.5 points per game while playing 18.6 minutes per contest last year for the Lynx. She grabbed 1.8 rebounds per game and had 3.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage was 45% and her free throw percentage was at 85%. Sylvia Fowles averaged 17.7 points per game last season and she saw the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. She also averaged 11.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage was 62% and her free throw percentage was 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle averaged 87.2 points per contest last season, which ranked them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin was 7.6 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team, which had them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 1st in the league. They averaged 35.4 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game, which ranked them 5th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 6th with 12.7 per game. The Storm allowed 79.7 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 5th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 34.0 rebounds a game which ranked 5th and they gave up 18.1 assists per contest, which put them in 2nd place in the league. They forced 12.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota was 9th in the league with 78.9 points per game last year. They were 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 0.7. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 7th in the WNBA. They were 6th in the league in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.6. The Lynx were 3rd in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Lynx surrendered 78.3 points per contest, which ranked them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 4th with 18.3 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx were 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game last season.
The Storm were 1st in the league in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 111.1 was ranked 11th. They were 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 1st. As a unit they were 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA. Seattle was 6th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 48%, which was 10th in the WNBA.
Minnesota was 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 50%, which was 4th in the WNBA. The Lynx were 10th in the league in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 102.8 was ranked 9th. They were 10th in the WNBA in pace with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 7th. As a unit they were 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 23% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle straight up
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