Minnesota Lynx vs New York Liberty Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs New York Liberty
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Layshia Clarendon and the New York Liberty (0-4, 6th in the Eastern Conference) play the Minnesota Lynx (3-1, 1st in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Wednesday.
Rachel Banham comes into this contest averaging 7.5 points per game while playing 17.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 1.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Napheesa Collier averages 14.8 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.3 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 53% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Layshia Clarendon averages 14.8 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Amanda Zahui B. averages 8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 22.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 30% and her free throw percentage is 75%.
Minnesota averages 76 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.3 per game. The Lynx allow 77.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
New York is 12th in the league with 74.0 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 35%, while their average scoring margin is -16.0. They shoot 23% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Liberty are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.3. The Liberty surrender 90.0 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 16.3 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 40.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game this season.
The Lynx are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 99.5, and their offensive rating of 97.9 is ranked 6th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 77.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 11th in the WNBA.
New York is 3rd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 7th in the league. The Liberty are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 88.2, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 83.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 40% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 46% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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