Los Angeles Sparks vs Minnesota Lynx Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/26/2020
Game: Los Angeles Sparks vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Chelsea Gray and the Los Angeles Sparks (10-3, 2nd in the Western Conference) go to IMG Academy on Wednesday where they'll take on the Minnesota Lynx (9-4, 4th in the Western Conference).
Chelsea Gray comes into this game averaging 12.7 points per contest while being on the court 28.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Sparks. She grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and hands out 5.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 41% while her free throw percentage is currently at 100%. Nneka Ogwumike averages 12.6 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. Her field goal percentage is 61% for the year while her free throw percentage is 82%.
Crystal Dangerfield averages 14.6 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 1.7 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Lexie Brown averages 8.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 37% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
Los Angeles averages 86.3 points per game this season, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the WNBA. They average 31.0 rebounds per contest and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.5 per game. The Sparks allow 79.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 19.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 18.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Minnesota is 8th in the league with 81.5 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 17.7. The Lynx are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Lynx surrender 76.4 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 17.5 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 30.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Sparks are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 96.8, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 10th. They are 5th in the WNBA in pace with 80.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Los Angeles is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 5th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 11th in the WNBA. The Lynx are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 99.4, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 9th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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