Indiana Fever vs Minnesota Lynx Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: Indiana Fever vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports North
IMG Academy is the site where Napheesa Collier and the Minnesota Lynx (4-1, 1st in the Western Conference) will take on the Indiana Fever (2-3, 4th in the Eastern Conference) on Friday.
Candice Dupree comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Fever. She pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 49% while her free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Kelsey Mitchell averages 19.6 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.4 assists per contest and 1.6 rebounds per game for Indiana. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
Napheesa Collier averages 13.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Sylvia Fowles averages 15.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 12.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 62% and her free throw percentage is 77%.
Indiana averages 84.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 33.6 rebounds per game and 18.0 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.0 per game. The Fever allow 88.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 15.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Minnesota is 10th in the league with 79.2 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 38.2 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Lynx are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Lynx surrender 75.0 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.2 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 30.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Fever are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Indiana is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 1st in the league.
Minnesota is 3rd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 11th in the league. The Lynx are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.8, and their defensive rating of 96.4 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 9th. As a team they are 9th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% 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?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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