Chicago Sky vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 6/15/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
The Chicago Sky (4-7) travel to Target Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Minnesota Lynx (4-5).
The Chicago Sky stepped onto the hardwood against the Indiana Fever and earned the victory with a final of 83-79 in their last contest. Chicago wrapped up the game with a 42.9% FG percentage (27 of 63) and converted 8 of their 18 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Sky made 21 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 84.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they compiled 27 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 16 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to defending, Chicago allowed 48.4% from the floor on 30 of 62 shooting. Indiana recorded 10 dimes and had 10 steals in the game. On top of that, Indiana totaled 31 boards (10 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Indiana finished shooting 68.2% when shooting free throws by converting 15 of 22 tries. They converted 4 of 11 attempts from distance.
Kahleah Copper is one player who played a role in the matchup. She accounted for 14 points on 4 out of 10 shooting. She played 33:12 mins played and also totaled 2 boards. Copper finished shooting 40.0% from the field but finished the game without a dime. An additional player that was a determining factor in this game for the Sky was Courtney Vandersloot. She totaled 4 rebounds in her 30:26 minutes on the basketball court. She ended up shooting 33.3% from the field for this contest by hitting 3-of-9 (7 points). When the final whistle was blown, Vandersloot had 5 assists.
Chicago steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 4-7 on the year. The Sky are shooting 33.5% on three-point attempts (68 of 203) and 86.5% from the charity stripe. They average 78.0 points per contest (10th in the WNBA) on 39.4% from the field. They are turning it over 16.5 times per contest and as a group they are committing 20.7 fouls per contest. As a unit, Chicago is grabbing 37.6 boards per game and has earned 204 assists so far this year, which ranks 6th in the WNBA in terms of passing. On defense, the Sky are able to force 16.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.2 personal fouls. The Sky defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 41.4% (182 of 222) and they relinquish 35.7 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 4th in basketball in giving up assists with 190 conceded so far this season. They relinquish 35.4% from beyond the arc and they rank 2nd in basketball in points per game allowed (78.0).
The last time they took the court, the Minnesota Lynx walked away with a victory by a final of 80-64 against the Los Angeles Sparks. The Lynx were able to snag 34 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 43 in this contest. They also turned it over 22 times, while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Sparks were called for 18 personal fouls for the game which took the Lynx to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to make 19 of those for a percentage of 90.5%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Minnesota knocked down 11 of their 22 attempts (50.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Lynx walked away from this one shooting 25 for 58 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.1%. The Lynx permitted the Sparks to bury 23 of 70 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 32.9% for the matchup. They shot 34.8% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 23 and ended up shooting 10 out of 12 at the charity stripe (83.3%). When it comes to rebounds, Minnesota allowed Los Angeles to get 27 in total (9 offensive).
Napheesa Collier was important for the Lynx in the matchup. She knocked down 4 out of 14 in this contest for a rate of 28.6%, and accounted for 6 rebounds. Collier scored 9 points in her 32:47 mins on the court and had 4 assists in this game. Another player that ended up playing a role for Minnesota was Sylvia Fowles. She came away with 1 assist in her 27:24 mins on the hardwood, and she put in 5 of 6 from the field. Fowles ended the game having shot 83.3% from the field as well as earning 15 points and 9 boards.
Minnesota has a mark of 4-5 so far this year. Minnesota has 726 pts this year (80.7 per game) and they average 35.0 rebounds per game. The Lynx have committed 18.3 personal fouls per game while shooting 81.9% from the free throw line. In terms of offensive execution, the Lynx are hitting on 42.8% from the field, which is 6th in basketball. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 20.4 times per game (3rd in basketball) and they turn the ball over 15.6 times per game. The Lynx on defense are ranked 5th in basketball in PPG given up with 80.2. The Minnesota defense surrenders 35.7% on 3-pointers (75 of 210) and their opponents are converting on 78.8% of their foul shots. They concede 19.3 assists and 33.4 total rebounds per game, ranking them 7th and 3rd in the league. They are forcing 14.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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