Indiana Fever vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 9/10/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
The Indiana Fever (6-21) travel to Target Center on Friday where they'll meet the Minnesota Lynx (18-9).
The Indiana Fever took the court against the Phoenix Mercury and took a loss by a score of 86-81 in their last contest. Indiana finished the contest with a 43.1% field goal percentage (31 out of 72) and converted 7 of their 22 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Fever buried 12 of 13 shots for a rate of 92.3%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected 31 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 20 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 4 steals. In terms of the defense, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 52.3% from the field on 34 out of 65 shooting. Phoenix earned 9 dimes and had 2 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Phoenix pulled down 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 6 rejections. Phoenix finished the contest at 71.4% when shooting free throws by burying 10 of their 14 shots. They made 8 of their 16 shots from three-point range.
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Tiffany Mitchell is a player who was a factor in the game. She had 11 points on 2 out of 10 shooting. She saw the court for 36:04 minutes and pulled down 2 rebounds. Mitchell ended up shooting 20.0% from the floor and distributed 5 assists. One more player that was a contributor in this contest for the Fever was Teaira McCowan. She snagged 15 rebounds in 35:47 min played on the night. She ended up shooting 62.5% from the floor in this matchup by going 5-of-8 (13 points). In all, McCowan earned 2 assists.
Indiana steps onto the hardwood with a record of 6-21 this season. The Fever are hitting 27.8% on 3-point shots (126 of 453) and 79.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 74.8 points per game (11th in basketball) while hitting 41.3% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.9 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Indiana is pulling down 34.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 440 dimes so far this season, which is 11th in the league in terms of passing. When they are on the defensive end, the Fever are able to force 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.8 fouls. They give up 37.6% on shots from distance and they are ranked 9th in the WNBA in points per game from their opponents (84.1). The Fever defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.3% (323 of 507) and they concede 33.3 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 6th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 538 conceded for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Minnesota Lynx got the victory with a final of 93-75 when they faced the Washington Mystics. The Lynx were able to snag 31 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 37 for the contest. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 5 steals in this contest. The Mystics earned 11 personal fouls for the contest which took the Lynx to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to convert 10 of them for a rate of 90.9%. Concerning shots from distance, Minnesota knocked down 11 out of 25 tries (44.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Lynx finished the game shooting 36 out of 68 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.9%. The Lynx permitted the Mystics to convert 29 of 75 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 38.7% in this game. They went 25.0% from 3-point land by going 4 of 16 and finished the game at 13 out of 17 from the free throw line (76.5%). When it comes to rebounding, Minnesota allowed Washington to get 36 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Napheesa Collier ended up being important for the Lynx for this game. She knocked down 9 out of 16 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 56.3%, and totaled 9 rebounds. Collier earned 21 points in her 34:58 minutes on the hardwood and added 2 assists for the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Minnesota was Kayla McBride. She finished this one with 4 dimes in 31:49 mins on the hardwood, and she put in 6 out of 11 from the field. McBride wrapped this one up going 54.5% from the floor while collecting 15 points and 3 boards.
Minnesota has a win-loss mark of 18-9 for the year. The Lynx are responsible for committing 18.1 personal fouls per game and they hit 83.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 20.3 times per contest (4th in the league) and they turn it over 14.4 times per contest. Minnesota has scored 2,212 pts so far this season (81.9 per game) and they grab 34.9 boards per game. As an offense, the Lynx are shooting 45.5% from the floor, which is ranked 2nd in basketball. The Lynx are ranked 3rd in basketball in points allowed per contest with 78.3. They have relinquished 18.0 assists and 32.7 rebounds per game, ranking them 4th and 2nd in the league. The Minnesota defense allows 35.1% on 3-point shots (201 of 572) and opponents are making 82.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.7% from the field (4th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana
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