Minnesota Lynx vs Atlanta Dream Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/28/2020
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Friday, August 28, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Crystal Dangerfield and the Minnesota Lynx (9-4, 4th in the Western Conference) head to IMG Academy on Friday where they'll meet the Atlanta Dream (3-11, 5th in the Eastern Conference).
Crystal Dangerfield comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 1.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Lexie Brown averages 8.8 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 37% for the year while her free throw percentage is 79%.
Monique Billings averages 9.0 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 8.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Courtney Williams averages 13.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 60%.
Minnesota averages 81.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.0 per game. The Lynx allow 76.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Atlanta is 10th in the league with 80.2 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -10.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.4 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 17.7. The Dream are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.4. The Dream surrender 90.9 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Lynx are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 6th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Minnesota is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 11th in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 1st in the league. The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.8, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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