Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 7/7/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota Lynx (9-7) host the Dallas Wings (9-10) at Target Center on Wednesday.
The Dallas Wings stepped onto the hardwood against the New York Liberty and took a loss by a score of 99-96 in their last game. Dallas ended the game with a 50.0% FG percentage (38 out of 76) and knocked down 7 out of their 16 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wings converted 13 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 86.7%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 31 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 23 assists in the game in addition to creating 15 turnovers and having 8 steals. Pertaining to defending, Dallas allowed 56.3% from the field on 40 of 71 shooting. New York distributed 27 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. Furthermore, New York pulled down 29 boards (6 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 5 blocks. New York finished the game shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 4 of their 8 tries. They also buried 15 out of their 31 shots from long range.
Kayla Thornton is someone who was a major factor in the matchup. She ended up finishing with 11 points on 5 out of 9 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 38:06 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. Thornton walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. Another player that was a major factor in the matchup for the Wings was Allisha Gray. She grabbed 2 rebounds in her 30:00 minutes on the court. She shot 50.0% from the floor in this contest by going 4-of-8 (10 points). When the game finished, Gray tallied 3 assists.
Dallas comes into this one with a record of 9-10 this year. They are averaging 85.8 points per contest (3rd in basketball) while hitting 43.1% from the floor. The Wings are shooting 36.7% on three-point shots (163 of 444) and 83.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Dallas is grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game and has totaled 347 assists on the campaign, which is 5th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 12.7 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.2 fouls per contest. On defense, the Wings are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 32.7% on shots from distance while they are 8th in the WNBA in points per game from their opponents (82.9). The Wings are allowing a shooting percentage of 44.2% (244 of 323) and they concede 34.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 12th in the WNBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 384 relinquished so far this year.
For their last game, the Minnesota Lynx went home victorious with a score of 99-68 against the Phoenix Mercury. The Lynx snagged 38 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in the game. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 6 steals in this game. The Mercury were called for 17 fouls in this game which got the Lynx to the free throw line for 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 100.0%. Concerning 3-point shots, Minnesota made 9 of their 24 tries (37.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Lynx finished 38 out of 69 from the floor which had them sitting at 55.1%. The Lynx permitted the Mercury to bury 21 out of their 64 tries from the field which had them shooting 32.8% in this game. They went 38.5% from downtown by going 10 of 26 and finished the contest at 16 of 17 at the charity stripe (94.1%). When talking about team rebounding, Minnesota allowed Phoenix to snag 26 in all (2 offensive).
Napheesa Collier pitched in for the Lynx for this game. She knocked down 6 of 7 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 85.7%, and had 6 rebounds. Collier earned 19 points in her 33:34 mins on the court and had 6 assists in this matchup. An additional player that was important for Minnesota was Damiris Dantas. She ended up walking away with 4 assists in her 29:37 minutes on the court, and she put in 6 of 14 from the floor. Dantas wrapped this one up going 42.9% from the field and also collecting 14 points and 7 total rebounds.
Minnesota has a win-loss record of 9-7 for the season. As an offense, the Lynx are shooting 45.3% from the floor, which is 3rd in the WNBA. Minnesota has earned 1,335 pts on the year (83.4 per game) and they collect 35.4 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 20.6 times per game (4th in the WNBA) and they are giving up possession 15.3 times per game. The Lynx have committed 18.6 personal fouls per game and they go 82.8% from the charity stripe. The Lynx on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the league in points given up per game with 82.1. The Minnesota defense concedes 38.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (136 of 356) and opponents are knocking down 81.4% of their foul shots. They allow 19.2 assists and 32.8 boards on a nightly basis, which is 6th and 2nd in the league. They are forcing 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.9% from the field (7th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas
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