Minnesota Lynx vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 6/23/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Minnesota Lynx (5-7) travel to Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Wednesday where they'll take on the Atlanta Dream (5-7).
The Minnesota Lynx faced the Dallas Wings and took a loss by a score of 95-77 in their last contest. Minnesota ended with a 40.3% field goal percentage (27 of 67) and converted 11 of 27 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Lynx buried 12 of 14 tries for a rate of 85.7%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected 26 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 16 assists for this game in addition to forcing 15 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In reference to defending, Minnesota allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 32 out of 64 shooting. Dallas doled out 17 assists and had 9 steals for the game. Furthermore, Dallas totaled 40 rebounds (9 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Dallas walked away from this one shooting 100.0% from the free throw line by burying 14 of 14 tries. They converted 17 of their 28 tries from distance.
Kayla McBride is one player who came through in the game. She finished with 13 points on 4 out of 13 shooting. She played 33:54 mins played and also snagged 5 boards. McBride walked away from this one shooting 30.8% from the floor and totaled 3 assists. Someone else that came through in the matchup for the Lynx was Napheesa Collier. She grabbed 6 rebounds in her 32:31 minutes played. She walked away from this one shooting 42.9% from the field for this contest by hitting 6-of-14 (17 points). Overall, Collier wasn't able to notch an assist.
Minnesota enters this matchup with a record of 5-7 for the campaign. The Lynx are connecting on 34.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (88 of 258) and 81.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 81.4 points per game (6th in the league) while connecting on 43.3% from the floor. They turn it over 15.7 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Minnesota is snagging 34.4 rebounds per game and has racked up 234 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 8th in the league in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Lynx are able to force 13.8 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are 4th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 238 conceded for the year. The Lynx are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.7% (165 of 232) and they concede 33.8 boards per contest as a squad. They are giving up 39.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 8th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (82.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Atlanta Dream took a loss by a final score of 96-93 when they played the Washington Mystics. The Dream earned 29 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 37 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 14 steals for the matchup. The Mystics committed 17 personal fouls in this game which got the Dream to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of those for a percentage of 81.0%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Atlanta buried 8 of their 21 attempts (38.1%). Overall, the Dream went 34 for 70 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.6%. The Dream permitted the Mystics to bury 33 of their 67 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.3% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 41.9% from 3-point land by hitting 13 of 31 and finished the contest at 17 out of 20 from the charity stripe (85.0%). In relation to team rebounding, Atlanta allowed Washington to get 31 in all (5 offensive).
Courtney Williams ended up being a major contributor for the Dream in this matchup. She made 5 out of 17 in this game for a rate of 29.4%, and accounted for 8 rebounds. Williams accumulated 10 points in her 37:16 minutes on the court and added 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional player that ended being a contributor for Atlanta was Odyssey Sims. She ended up with 7 dimes in 34:10 mins played, and she converted 7 of 13 from the field. Sims walked away from this one going 53.8% from the floor in addition to collecting 22 points and 4 total rebounds.
Atlanta has a record of 5-7 on the year. Atlanta has accumulated 1,012 points on the season (84.3 per contest) and they snag 35.0 boards per game. The Dream commit 20.3 fouls per game and they go 72.8% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Dream are hitting on 42.3% from the field, which has them ranked 7th in the league. They are dishing out assists 18.2 times per game (8th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per contest. The Dream on defense are ranked 11th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 87.3. They are forcing 16.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.9% from the floor (11th in the league). The Atlanta defense allows 40.4% on shots from beyond the arc (112 of 277) and their opposition makes 81.9% of their foul shots. They concede 21.0 dimes and 36.0 total boards per game, which is 12th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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