Minnesota Lynx vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 9/2/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Chicago Sky
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports North
Napheesa Collier and the Minnesota Lynx (11-5, 4th in the Western Conference) go to IMG Academy on Wednesday where they'll meet the Chicago Sky (11-6, 1st in the Eastern Conference).
Napheesa Collier comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 53% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Crystal Dangerfield averages 15.9 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.1 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 46% for the year while her free throw percentage is 91%.
Cheyenne Parker averages 12.1 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Gabby Williams averages 7.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 23.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 65%.
Minnesota averages 82.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.1 per game. The Lynx allow 77.1 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 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Chicago is 2nd in the league with 87.8 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 33.2 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.7. The Sky are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.0. The Sky surrender 83.2 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 19.1 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 31.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Lynx are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 9th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 77.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 10th in the WNBA.
Chicago is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 8th in the league. The Sky are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 102.5 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 81.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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