Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 6/6/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Center is the venue where and the Minnesota Lynx (1-4) will take on the Atlanta Dream (4-2) on Sunday.
The Atlanta Dream faced the New York Liberty and took home the win by a score of 90-87 in their last game. Atlanta wrapped up the contest with a 46.0% FG percentage (40 of 87) and knocked down 6 of 21 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Dream knocked down 4 of 8 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 45 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 21 assists in this game as well as forcing the opposition into 20 turnovers and getting 11 steals. In relation to defense, Atlanta allowed 39.1% from the field on 27 out of 69 shooting. New York doled out 4 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. Furthermore, New York pulled down 36 rebounds (4 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 3 rejections. New York finished shooting 90.5% at the free throw line by making 19 of their 21 tries. They knocked down 14 of 34 attempts from distance.
Courtney Williams is a player who was a major factor in this matchup. She recorded 31 points on 14 out of 26 shooting. She played 42:34 mins and also collected 12 boards. Williams finished the game at 53.8% from the field and distributed 7 dimes. An additional player that was a major contributor in this game for the Dream was Tiffany Hayes. She pulled down 4 rebounds in 34:09 min played on the night. She ended up going 27.8% from the floor for the contest by going 5-of-18 (12 points). When the time ran out, Hayes collected 6 assists.
Atlanta comes into this matchup with a record of 4-2 so far this year. They lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per game and as a team are committing 20.7 personal fouls per game. As a team, Atlanta is collecting 35.0 rebounds per contest and has 107 assists so far this season, which ranks 9th in the league in terms of passing. The Dream are shooting 34.2% on three-point shots (39 of 114) and 70.1% from the charity stripe. They average 84.7 pts per contest (4th in the league) while connecting on 42.0% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Dream have forced 18.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 4th in the league in giving up assists with 120 conceded this season. The Dream are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.5% (111 of 115) and they surrender 38.7 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 36.2% from 3-point land and they rank 9th in the WNBA in points per game allowed (84.5).
In their last game, the Minnesota Lynx walked away with a victory by a final of 79-74 when they played the Connecticut Sun. The Lynx corralled 28 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in the game. They turned it over 14 times, while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Sun were called for 22 fouls for this contest which took the Lynx to the free throw line for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of them for a rate of 86.7%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Minnesota knocked down 10 of their 25 tries (40.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Lynx went 28 for 70 from the floor which had them sitting at 40.0%. The Lynx allowed the Sun to make 27 of 71 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.0% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 29.2% from 3-point land by going 7 of 24 and finished the game at 13 out of 15 from the free throw line (86.7%). Concerning how they rebounded, Minnesota permitted Connecticut to grab 28 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Kayla McBride ended up having an impact for the Lynx for this contest. She knocked down 3 out of 12 in the matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 25.0%, and had 6 rebounds. McBride accumulated 11 points in her 41:04 minutes of playing time and totaled 5 dimes in this matchup. An additional player who was a determining factor for Minnesota was Napheesa Collier. She accumulated 2 dimes in 36:26 minutes on the hardwood, and she knocked down 4 out of 12 from the floor. Collier finished going 33.3% from the field and also earning 11 points and 7 rebounds.
Minnesota has a win-loss record of 1-4 on the year. Minnesota has 379 pts for the season (75.8 per contest) and they collect 34.6 boards per game. The Lynx are committing 16.8 fouls per contest while shooting 79.5% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Lynx are hitting on 39.9% from the field, which is ranked 10th in the WNBA. They are assisting teammates 19.8 times per game (5th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per contest. The Lynx on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the league in points allowed per game with 81.8. They allow 20.6 dimes and 36.0 rebounds per game, ranking them 9th and 8th in the league. The Minnesota defense gives up 34.5% on three-point shots (39 of 113) and their opponents are connecting on 79.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the floor (9th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota
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