Minnesota Lynx vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 9/4/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Dallas Wings
Date: Friday, September 4, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Allisha Gray and the Dallas Wings (6-11, 6th in the Western Conference) play the Minnesota Lynx (12-5, 4th in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Friday.
Crystal Dangerfield comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while being on the court 29.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Lynx. She grabs 1.9 rebounds per contest and hands out 3.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Bridget Carleton averages 6.6 points per game in 24.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 57% for the year while her free throw percentage is 58%.
Allisha Gray averages 12.0 points per game while playing 24.6 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Arike Ogunbowale averages 21.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Minnesota averages 82.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They average 34.6 rebounds per contest and 18.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.2 per game. The Lynx allow 77.4 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 3rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Dallas is 7th in the league with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Wings are 12th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Wings surrender 85.3 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.4 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 6th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Lynx are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 99.9, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 9th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 77.4 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 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th 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 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 10th in the WNBA.
Dallas is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 4th in the WNBA. The Wings are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 3rd. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 77.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota
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