Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/23/2020
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports North
Lexie Brown and the Minnesota Lynx (8-3, 4th in the Western Conference) play the Atlanta Dream (2-10, 5th in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Sunday.
Elizabeth Williams comes into this contest averaging 11.3 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 58% while her free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Betnijah Laney averages 17.0 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 50% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Lexie Brown averages 8.9 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Napheesa Collier averages 15.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 50% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
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Atlanta averages 80.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -12.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 32.3 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.5 per game. The Dream allow 92.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Minnesota is 7th in the league with 81.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.6. The Lynx are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Lynx surrender 75.9 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 17.2 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 30.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Dream are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 114.2, and their offensive rating of 99.3 is ranked 1st. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 80.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Atlanta is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 1st in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 11th in the WNBA. The Lynx are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 98.8, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 9th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay Prediction?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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