Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 9/6/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports North
Bridget Carleton and the Minnesota Lynx (13-5, 4th in the Western Conference) play the Seattle Storm (15-3, 1st in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Sunday.
Alysha Clark comes into this game averaging 9.2 points per contest while being on the court 29.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Storm. She grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and hands out 3.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 53% while her free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Natasha Howard averages 8.6 points per game in 20.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 0.7 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Seattle. Her field goal percentage is 53% for the year while her free throw percentage is 77%.
Bridget Carleton averages 6.9 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 55% and her free throw percentage currently is at 60%. Napheesa Collier averages 15.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Seattle averages 86.1 points per game this season, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They average 34.8 rebounds per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 13.4 per game. The Storm allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 17.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Minnesota is 6th in the league with 83.1 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.1. The Lynx are 6th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Lynx surrender 77.3 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 18.1 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game this season.
The Storm are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 94.3, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 79.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the WNBA. Seattle is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Minnesota is 7th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 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 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 77.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 5th. As a team they are 6th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Seattle
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