Minnesota Lynx vs Connecticut Sun Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Connecticut Sun
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: NBA TV
DeWanna Bonner and the Connecticut Sun (0-3, 6th in the Eastern Conference) play the Minnesota Lynx (2-1, 2nd in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Saturday.
Damiris Dantas comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 52% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Sylvia Fowles averages 14 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.7 assists per contest and 12 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 68% for the year while her free throw percentage is 75%.
DeWanna Bonner averages 27.3 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Sun. She grabs 10.3 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Alyssa Thomas averages 19.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. She also averages 12.3 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 63%.
Minnesota averages 75.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 16 per game. The Lynx allow 80.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Connecticut is 10th in the league with 78 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is -6.0. They shoot 27% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 39 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Sun are 8th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Sun surrender 84.0 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 19 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 37 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sun are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Lynx are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 103, and their offensive rating of 97 is ranked 6th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 77.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 8th in the WNBA.
Connecticut is 9th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 7th in the league. The Sun are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 91.7, and their defensive rating of 98.8 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 85.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 42% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut
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