Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 7/28/2020
Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm
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Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx (18-16, 4th in the Western Conference last season) go to IMG Academy on Tuesday where they'll take on the Seattle Storm (18-16, 3rd in the Western Conference last year).
The Lynx were good for wagerers last season, having gone 18-16 ATS. The Storm covered the spread 54.3% of the time, going 19-16 against the spread. The Storm were excellent for wagerers as a favorite, going 9-7 ATS. Minnesota went 10-8 against the spread as an underdog, so they covered the spread 55.6% of the time.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx were an inconsistent Under choice for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 18-17.
The Lynx covered the spread 38.9% of the time last season as the away team, having gone 7-11 ATS.
Important Seattle Storm Betting Trends
The Storm covered the spread 58.8% of the time last season at IMG Academy, going 10-7 against the spread.
The Storm were a good Under choice for over/under basketball wagerers, having gone 15-21.
Sylvia Fowles comes into this game after averaging 13.6 points per contest while being on the court 29.5 minutes per night last year for the Lynx. She grabbed 8.9 rebounds per contest and handed out 1.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage was 59% while her free throw percentage was at 71%. Napheesa Collier averaged 13.1 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest last season. She averaged 2.6 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage was 49% for the year while her free throw percentage was 79%.
Jewell Loyd averaged 12.3 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest last year for the Storm. She grabbed 2.7 rebounds per game and had 2.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage was 39% and her free throw percentage was at 93%. Natasha Howard averaged 18.1 points per game last season and she saw the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. She also averaged 8.2 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage was 44% and her free throw percentage was 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averaged 78.4 points per game last season, which ranked them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 2.5 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shot 33% which was good for 9th in the WNBA. They averaged 34.0 rebounds per contest and 20.3 assists per game, which ranked them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 1st with 15.3 per game. The Lynx allowed 75.9 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 2nd in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 31.1 rebounds a game which ranked 1st and they gave up 17.5 assists per contest, which put them in 2nd place in the league. They forced 15.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Seattle was 10th in the league with 74.8 points per game last year. They were 9th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin was -0.3. They shot 34% from 3-point range, which was good for 7th in the WNBA. They were 12th in the league in rebounding with 32.0 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Storm were 3rd in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Storm surrendered 75.1 points per contest, which ranked them 1st in the WNBA. Their defense allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 5th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Storm were 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game last season.
The Lynx were 6th in the league in defensive rating with 97.7, and their offensive rating of 100.8 was ranked 11th. They were 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 3rd. As a unit they were 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Minnesota was 1st in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 48%, which was 4th in the WNBA.
Seattle was 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 49%, which was 2nd in the league. The Storm were 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.7, and their defensive rating of 99.1 was ranked 8th. In terms of pace they were 11th in the league with 75.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% was 7th. As a team they were 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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