Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/19/2020
Game: Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports North
IMG Academy is the venue where Napheesa Collier and the Minnesota Lynx (7-3, 4th in the Western Conference) will play the Dallas Wings (4-7, 6th in the Western Conference) on Wednesday.
Kayla Thornton comes into this game averaging 6.3 points per contest while being on the court 22.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Wings. She grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and hands out 0.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 40% while her free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Arike Ogunbowale averages 21.5 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 44% for the year while her free throw percentage is 72%.
Napheesa Collier averages 14.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 9.0 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Crystal Dangerfield averages 13.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 47% and her free throw percentage is 89%.
Dallas averages 79.2 points per game this season, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They average 33.5 rebounds per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 11.4 per game. The Wings allow 83.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 19.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Minnesota is 7th in the league with 80.3 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Lynx are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Lynx surrender 75.1 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 5th with 17.4 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 30.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game this season.
The Wings are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.3, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 7th in the league.
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 18.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 11th in the WNBA. The Lynx are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 97.5, and their offensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 9th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 77.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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