Connecticut Sun vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 5/30/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
Target Center is the venue where and the Minnesota Lynx (0-3) will take on the Connecticut Sun (5-1) on Sunday.
The Connecticut Sun played the Seattle Storm and took a loss by a score of 90-87 in their last contest. Connecticut walked away from the game with a 47.1% field goal percentage (33 of 70) and made 8 of their 19 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Sun made 13 of their 17 tries for a rate of 76.5%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 18 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When it comes to the defense, Connecticut allowed their opponent to shoot 40.3% from the field on 29 out of 72 shooting. Seattle distributed 9 assists and had 11 steals in this game. In addition, Seattle grabbed 38 rebounds (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Seattle finished the contest at 76.0% from the charity stripe by making 19 of their 25 shots. They also made 13 of 28 attempts from distance.
Jonquel Jones is someone who played a role for this contest. She ended up with 28 points on 10 of 19 shooting. She played for 41:23 minutes and also collected 13 boards. Jones finished 52.6% from the field and recorded 3 dimes. An additional player that came through in the game for the Sun was Jasmine Thomas. She grabbed 5 rebounds in 41:09 min played on the night. She finished 25.0% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 3-of-12 (9 points). At the conclusion of this game, Thomas had 6 assists.
Connecticut will enter this game with a mark of 5-1 this season. They turn it over 13.3 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.8 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Connecticut is pulling in 40.5 boards per game and is sitting with 117 dimes this season, which is 2nd in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. The Sun are shooting 40.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (53 of 132) and 75.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 82.5 pts per game (5th in the league) while going 44.3% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Sun are able to force 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.3 fouls. They are 8th in basketball in giving up assists with 99 conceded for the campaign. The Sun defense is giving up a FG percentage of 39.1% (149 of 381) and they surrender 28.7 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 31.1% on 3-point shots and they are 1st in the WNBA in points per game from their opponents (72.3).
For their last game, the Minnesota Lynx took a defeat with a final score of 90-78 against the Seattle Storm. The Lynx collected 25 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for the contest. They also gave up possession 17 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. The Storm committed 17 fouls in this game which got the Lynx to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They were able to make 13 of the free throws for a rate of 61.9%. Concerning shooting from distance, Minnesota converted 5 of their 17 tries (29.4%). When all was said and done, the Lynx went 30 out of 68 from the field which had them shooting 44.1%. The Lynx permitted the Storm to make 31 of 63 attempts from the floor which had them at 49.2% for the contest. They went 48.0% from three-point range by going 12 of 25 and finished the contest at 16 out of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Minnesota allowed Seattle to get 35 in total (5 offensive).
Kayla McBride ended up being a factor for the Lynx in the matchup. She buried 2 out of 7 in the game giving her a field goal percentage of 28.6%, and tallied 3 rebounds. McBride had 6 points in her 34:21 minutes on the court and accounted for 2 assists in the game. One more player who was a determining factor for Minnesota was Sylvia Fowles. She left the arena with no assists in 30:58 mins on the court, and she knocked down 9 of 14 from the field. Fowles walked away from this one going 64.3% from the floor and also collecting 20 points and 9 rebounds.
Minnesota has a mark of 0-3 this season. Minnesota has accounted for 228 points so far this year (76.0 per game) and they collect 34.3 boards per game. The Lynx commit 18.3 fouls per contest and they go 74.5% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Lynx are hitting on 40.7% from the field, which has them ranked 8th in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 18.7 times per game (7th in the WNBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.7 times per game. The Lynx on defense are ranked 9th in the league in points allowed per game with 84.3. The Minnesota defense gives up 38.9% on shots from distance (28 of 72) and their opposition makes 74.5% of their free throw attempts. They give up 22.3 assists and 39.0 boards per contest, which ranks them 12th and 10th in the league. They are forcing 14.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.9% from the field (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut
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