New York Liberty vs Minnesota Lynx Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/15/2020
Game: New York Liberty vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Lexie Brown and the Minnesota Lynx (6-3, 4th in the Western Conference) play the New York Liberty (1-8, 6th in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Saturday.
Kia Nurse comes into this contest averaging 10.6 points per game while playing 23.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Liberty. She pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 22% while her free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Amanda Zahui B. averages 10.7 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 65%.
Lexie Brown averages 9.1 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 35% and her free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Napheesa Collier averages 13.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
New York averages 74.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -11.8 and their shooting percentage is 37% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 16.9 per game. The Liberty allow 86.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 16.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Minnesota is 11th in the league with 78.8 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.4. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 16.8. The Lynx are 4th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Lynx surrender 76.3 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 30.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game this season.
The Liberty are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 106.1, and their offensive rating of 91.6 is ranked 3rd. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 81.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 44% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA. New York is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 6th in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 10th in the league. The Lynx are 7th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103.2, and their defensive rating of 100 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 76.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
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Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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