Minnesota Lynx vs Los Angeles Sparks Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/9/2020
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the site where Chelsea Gray and the Los Angeles Sparks (3-2, 4th in the Western Conference) will play the Minnesota Lynx (4-1, 2nd in the Western Conference) on Sunday.
Sylvia Fowles comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 12.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 62% while her free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Napheesa Collier averages 13.6 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.0 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 53% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Chelsea Gray averages 12.0 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest this year for the Sparks. She grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Candace Parker averages 13.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 10.0 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 50% and her free throw percentage is 59%.
Minnesota averages 79.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Lynx allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.0 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 83.8 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 31.8 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.6. The Sparks are 8th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Sparks surrender 80.8 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 20.6 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sparks are 12th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 17.4 per game this season.
The Lynx are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 96.4, and their offensive rating of 101.8 is ranked 12th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 77.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 11th in the WNBA.
Los Angeles is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 3rd in the WNBA. The Sparks are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 97.9, and their offensive rating of 101.6 is ranked 10th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 82.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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