Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 6/4/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
Target Center is the venue where and the Minnesota Lynx (1-4) will play the Atlanta Dream (4-2) on Friday.
The Atlanta Dream stepped onto the hardwood against the New York Liberty and went home with a win by a final score of 90-87 in their last contest. Atlanta ended with a 46.0% FG percentage (40 of 87) and buried 6 of 21 shots from 3-point land. At the charity stripe, the Dream knocked down 4 of 8 tries for a rate of 50.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled 45 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 21 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 20 turnovers and getting 11 steals. In regard to the defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 39.1% from the field on 27 out of 69 shooting. New York distributed 23 assists and had 9 steals for the contest. Furthermore, New York snagged 36 rebounds (4 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 3 blocks. New York ended up shooting 90.5% from the free throw line by burying 19 of their 21 shots. They also converted 14 out of their 34 attempts from 3-point range.
Courtney Williams is one player who was a major contributor for the matchup. She left the arena with 31 points on 14 out of 26 shooting. She was on the court for 42:34 minutes and grabbed 12 boards. Williams finished the game at 53.8% from the floor and also recorded 7 assists. Another player that was a major factor in the matchup for the Dream was Tiffany Hayes. She snagged 4 rebounds in 34:09 min on the basketball court. She walked away from this one shooting 27.8% from the floor in this game by connecting on 5-of-18 (12 points). When the time ran out, Hayes earned 6 assists.
Atlanta will enter this game with a win-loss record of 4-2 on the year. The Dream are shooting 34.2% from downtown (39 of 114) and 70.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 84.7 points per outing (4th in the league) while shooting 42.0% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling down 35.0 boards per contest and has racked up 107 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 9th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Dream are forcing their opponents into 18.5 turnovers per game while drawing 19.2 personal fouls. They are 5th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 120 relinquished this season. The Dream are allowing a FG percentage of 42.5% (111 of 115) and they concede 38.7 boards per game as a unit. They concede 36.2% on shots from downtown while they are 10th in the league in opponents points per game (84.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Minnesota Lynx got the win with a final of 79-74 when they played the Connecticut Sun. The Lynx corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in the matchup. They gave up possession 14 times, while recording 5 steals in the game. The Sun committed 22 fouls for the contest which took the Lynx to the charity stripe for 15 attempts. They were able to convert 13 of the free throws for a percentage of 86.7%. Concerning shooting from 3-point land, Minnesota made 10 of their 25 tries (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Lynx went 28 out of 70 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0%. The Lynx permitted the Sun to bury 27 of 71 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 38.0% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 29.2% from distance via 7 out of 24 and finished the game at 13 of 15 from the charity stripe (86.7%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Minnesota permitted Connecticut to collect 28 in total (5 offensive).
Kayla McBride ended up being a major contributor for the Lynx in the matchup. She knocked down 3 out of 12 for the matchup for a rate of 25.0%, and added 6 rebounds. McBride accumulated 11 points in her 41:04 mins of playing time and totaled 5 assists in this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Minnesota was Napheesa Collier. She finished this one with 2 assists in her 36:26 minutes played, and she shot 4 of 12 from the field. Collier finished going 33.3% from the floor and also collecting 11 points and 7 rebounds.
Minnesota has a record of 1-4 so far this season. Minnesota has accounted for 379 pts so far this year (75.8 per contest) and they average 34.6 boards per contest. The Lynx are committing 16.8 fouls per game and they shoot 79.5% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Lynx are shooting 39.9% from the field, which has them ranked 9th in the league. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 19.8 times per game (5th in the league) and they cough up possession 13.4 times per contest. The Lynx on defense are ranked 6th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 81.8. They are forcing their opponents into 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (8th in the league). The Minnesota defense allows 34.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (39 of 113) and their opponents are making 79.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 20.6 dimes and 36.0 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 9th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta
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