Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 9/12/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports North
Bridget Carleton and the Minnesota Lynx (13-8, 4th in the Western Conference) are headed to IMG Academy on Saturday where they'll meet the Indiana Fever (6-15, 5th in the Eastern Conference).
Bridget Carleton comes into this contest averaging 6.6 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 52% while her free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Napheesa Collier averages 15.8 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.4 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 51% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Kelsey Mitchell averages 17.8 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Julie Allemand averages 8.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 73%.
Minnesota averages 83.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.4 per game. The Lynx allow 80.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 19.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Indiana is 8th in the league with 81.5 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.8 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 18.8. The Fever are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Fever surrender 89.1 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.8 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 10.6 per game this season.
The Lynx are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 103.9, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 7th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 77.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Indiana is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 3rd in the league. The Fever are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.3, and their defensive rating of 113 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 78.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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