Minnesota Lynx vs Chicago Sky Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 9/1/2020
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Chicago Sky
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
IMG Academy is the site where Courtney Vandersloot and the Chicago Sky (10-6, 1st in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Minnesota Lynx (10-4, 4th in the Western Conference) on Tuesday.
Lexie Brown comes into this contest averaging 8.3 points per game while playing 25.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 36% while her free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Napheesa Collier averages 16.0 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.2 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 50% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Courtney Vandersloot averages 13.3 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 8.8 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Cheyenne Parker averages 12.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
Minnesota averages 81.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 18.0 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.9 per game. The Lynx allow 76.6 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 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Chicago is 2nd in the league with 87.0 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 3.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.3. The Sky are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Sky surrender 83.6 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 18.8 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Lynx are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 99.1 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 77.3 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 6th in the league. Minnesota is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 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.
Chicago is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 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 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 103 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 81.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd 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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