Las Vegas Aces vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 6/25/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Las Vegas Aces vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota Lynx (6-7) play the Las Vegas Aces (10-3) at Target Center on Friday.
The Las Vegas Aces faced the New York Liberty and went home with a win by a final score of 103-76 in their last contest. Las Vegas wrapped up the contest having earned a 44.2% field goal percentage (34 out of 77) and converted 11 of their 23 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Aces buried 24 of their 30 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. With regard to getting rebounds, they compiled 52 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 25 assists in the matchup while forcing 11 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Concerning defense, Las Vegas allowed 31.3% from the floor on 26 of 83 shooting. New York doled out 20 assists and had 6 steals in this game. Moreover, New York collected 36 boards (9 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. New York went 73.7% at the free throw line by making 14 of 19 shots. They converted 10 out of their 38 attempts from 3-point land.
Chelsea Gray is a player who played a role for this game. She left the arena with 15 points on 6 of 14 shooting. She played for 27:20 minutes played and snagged 3 boards. Gray finished 42.9% from the field and also earned 6 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in this contest for the Aces was Jackie Young. She grabbed 5 rebounds in her 24:43 minutes on the court. She walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor in this matchup by hitting 2-of-4 (6 points). When all was said and done, Young earned 3 assists.
Las Vegas enters this game with a record of 10-3 for the campaign. The Aces are hitting 36.3% on three-point shots (66 of 182) and 83.8% from the free throw line. They average 91.2 pts per game (1st in the league) while going 48.2% from the field. They turn the ball over 11.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 15.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Las Vegas is grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game and has racked up 273 assists this season, which is 4th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Aces are able to force 12.2 turnovers per game and they draw 19.4 fouls. The Aces defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 40.0% (159 of 252) and they surrender 34.8 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 3rd in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 251 conceded this season. They are surrendering 29.2% on 3-point attempts and they rank 4th in the league in PPG allowed (79.5).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Minnesota Lynx took home the win by a final score of 87-85 when they played the Atlanta Dream. The Lynx corralled 24 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while recording 7 steals in the matchup. The Dream committed 15 personal fouls in the game which got the Lynx to the free throw line for 15 tries. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of three-point shots, Minnesota knocked down 7 of their 24 attempts (29.2%). When this game wrapped up, the Lynx went 34 out of 65 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.3%. The Lynx permitted the Dream to convert 33 out of 69 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 47.8% in the game. They finished the game shooting 38.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 out of 13 and finished the game at 14 out of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). When discussing attacking the glass, Minnesota allowed Atlanta to collect 27 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Sylvia Fowles ended up being a major contributor for the Lynx in this contest. She made 11 of 16 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 68.8%, and tallied 19 rebounds. Fowles had 26 points in her 37:59 mins on the court and accounted for 1 assist in the game. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Minnesota was Kayla McBride. She accumulated 2 assists in her 37:59 mins played, and she converted 4 out of 8 from the field. McBride wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field and also earning 9 points and 2 rebounds.
Minnesota has a win-loss record of 6-7 for the year. Minnesota has tallied 1,064 points this year (81.8 per game) and they average 34.5 boards per game. The Lynx are committing 18.1 fouls per game and they shoot 81.3% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Lynx are hitting on 44.0% from the field, which is ranked 3rd in basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 19.8 times per contest (5th in the WNBA) and they are giving up possession 15.8 times per game. The Lynx defensively are ranked 9th in basketball in PPG given up with 83.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.0% from the field (9th in the league). The Minnesota defense surrenders 39.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (116 of 297) and opponents are converting on 80.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 19.6 assists and 33.2 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 8th and 2nd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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