Minnesota Lynx vs Las Vegas Aces Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/13/2020
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx (6-2, 3rd in the Western Conference) travel to IMG Academy on Thursday where they'll take on the Las Vegas Aces (6-2, 2nd in the Western Conference).
Sylvia Fowles comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 11.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 60% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Lexie Brown averages 10.3 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 36% for the year while her free throw percentage is 75%.
Kayla McBride averages 9.9 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per contest this year for the Aces. She grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Danielle Robinson averages 7.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 20.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 86%.
Minnesota averages 79.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 14.8 per game. The Lynx allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.0 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 18.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Las Vegas is 2nd in the league with 88.1 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 18.0. The Aces are 7th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Aces surrender 80.5 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 18.3 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 30.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aces are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Lynx are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.7, and their defensive rating of 98.4 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 76.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Minnesota is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 10th in the league.
Las Vegas is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 9th in the league. The Aces are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106.9, and their defensive rating of 97.7 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 82.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 14% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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