Indiana Fever vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 9/12/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
The Indiana Fever (6-21) are headed to Target Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Minnesota Lynx (18-10).
The Indiana Fever faced off with the Phoenix Mercury and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 86-81 in their last contest. Indiana wrapped up the game with a 43.1% field goal percentage (31 of 72) and converted 7 of 22 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Fever converted 12 of 13 shots for a rate of 92.3%. In reference to pulling down boards, they earned 31 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 20 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. With respect to defending, Indiana allowed 52.3% from the field on 34 of 65 shooting. Phoenix recorded 9 dimes and had 2 steals for the game. Furthermore, Phoenix had 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Phoenix shot 71.4% from the free throw line by converting 10 of 14 shots. They converted 8 of 16 attempts from distance.
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Tiffany Mitchell is someone who came through in this game. She ended up with 11 points on 2 out of 10 shooting. She played 36:04 mins played and also pulled down 2 boards. Mitchell finished shooting 20.0% from the field and distributed 5 dimes. Another player that played a role in the game for the Fever was Teaira McCowan. She totaled 15 rebounds in 35:47 minutes on the hardwood. She finished shooting 62.5% from the floor in this contest by shooting 5-of-8 (13 points). When all was said and done, McCowan accounted for 2 assists.
Indiana enters this one with a record of 6-21 on the year. They have an average of 74.8 points per game (11th in the league) while shooting 41.3% from the field. The Fever are connecting on 27.8% on shots from 3-point land (126 of 453) and 79.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Indiana is pulling down 34.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 440 dimes so far this year, which is 11th in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a group they are committing 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end of the court, the Fever are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.8 fouls. They are 6th in the WNBA in giving up assists with 538 conceded for the year. The Fever defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 45.3% (323 of 507) and they relinquish 33.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 37.6% on 3-point shots while they are 9th in the league in PPG from their opponents (84.1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Minnesota Lynx took a loss by a final score of 102-81 when they played the Las Vegas Aces. The Lynx were able to snag 30 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in this matchup. They also gave up possession 10 times, but finished the game with no steals. The Aces committed 12 personal fouls for the game which took the Lynx to the free throw line for a total of 5 tries. They were able to bury 4 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Minnesota converted 7 out of their 22 tries (31.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Lynx walked away from this one shooting 35 out of 77 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.5%. The Lynx permitted the Aces to make 43 of 78 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 55.1% for this game. They finished shooting 40.0% from 3-point land by shooting 4 of 10 and finished the contest at 12 of 14 at the charity stripe (85.7%). In relation to rebounding, Minnesota permitted Las Vegas to pull down 36 overall (2 on the offensive glass).
Napheesa Collier was important for the Lynx for the matchup. She buried 8 out of 18 for this contest for a field goal rate of 44.4%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. Collier had 18 points in her 36:41 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 4 dimes in the game. One more player that was pivotal for Minnesota was Sylvia Fowles. She ended up with 1 assist in her 28:11 mins on the court, and she put in 5 out of 9 from the field. Fowles wrapped this one up going 55.6% from the floor as well as totaling 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Minnesota has a win-loss mark of 18-10 on the year. Minnesota has accumulated 2,293 pts so far this season (81.9 per game) and they pull in 35.0 rebounds per contest. The Lynx are responsible for committing 18.0 fouls per game and they connect on 83.6% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Lynx are connecting on 45.5% from the field, which is ranked 2nd in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 20.4 times per game (4th in the WNBA) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per game. The Lynx are ranked 4th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 79.2. The Minnesota defense gives up 35.2% on shots from beyond the arc (205 of 582) and their opponents are connecting on 82.4% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 18.3 assists and 32.8 boards per contest, which has them ranked 4th and 2nd in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (5th in the WNBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota and over the total points
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