Minnesota Lynx vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 6/17/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Dallas Wings
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Dallas Wings (5-6) play the Minnesota Lynx (4-6) at College Park Center on Thursday.
The Minnesota Lynx stepped onto the hardwood against the Chicago Sky and took a loss by a final of 105-89 in their last contest. Minnesota walked away from the contest having earned a 45.7% FG percentage (32 out of 70) and converted 5 out of their 14 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Lynx converted 20 of their 27 attempts for a rate of 74.1%. In terms of getting rebounds, they compiled 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 15 dimes for this game while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning defense, Minnesota let their opponent shoot 57.1% from the field on 40 of 70 shooting. Chicago earned 4 dimes and had 12 steals in this game. Furthermore, Chicago grabbed 30 rebounds (4 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Chicago finished the contest at 81.3% from the free throw line by burying 13 of their 16 shots. They also made 12 out of their 26 attempts from distance.
Sylvia Fowles is a player who came through for the matchup. She racked up 14 points on 7 of 12 shooting. She saw the court for 29:39 mins and also collected 9 boards. Fowles ended up going 58.3% from the field and earned 1 assist. One more player that played a role in this contest for the Lynx was Napheesa Collier. She snagged 5 rebounds in 28:31 min on the court. She went 58.8% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 10-of-17 (27 points). When the time ran out, Collier had no assists.
Minnesota will enter this contest with a record of 4-6 this year. The Lynx are hitting 33.3% on three-point attempts (70 of 210) and 80.9% from the free throw line. They average 81.5 points per contest (6th in the league) while going 43.1% from the field. They turn the ball over 16.0 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.2 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Minnesota is collecting 34.7 boards per game and has tallied 199 dimes on the year, which ranks 8th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Lynx are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 6th in basketball in allowing assists with 206 surrendered on the campaign. The Lynx defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.1% (140 of 191) and they surrender 33.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 36.9% on 3-pointers while they are 8th in the league in PPG allowed (82.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Dallas Wings took a loss by a score of 85-78 against the Las Vegas Aces. The Wings were able to snag 22 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for the matchup. They also turned it over 10 times, while getting 11 steals for the game. The Aces were called for 25 fouls in this game which got the Wings to the charity stripe for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to convert 23 of those for a clip of 85.2%. Concerning shooting from 3-point land, Dallas buried 5 out of their 24 attempts (20.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Wings went 25 for 77 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 32.5%. The Wings permitted the Aces to convert 30 out of their 64 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.9% for the matchup. They finished 33.3% from 3-point land via 4 out of 12 and finished the game at 21 out of 26 from the free throw line (80.8%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Dallas permitted Las Vegas to grab 41 in all (4 on the offensive side).
Satou Sabally ended up being a factor for the Wings in this matchup. She knocked down 8 out of 20 in the matchup giving her a rate of 40.0%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Sabally earned 24 points in her 33:17 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 2 assists for the contest. Someone else who came through for Dallas was Arike Ogunbowale. She finished this one with 8 assists in 26:13 mins on the hardwood, and she shot 2 out of 12 from the floor. Ogunbowale finished going 16.7% from the floor as well as contributing 11 points and 3 boards.
Dallas has a win-loss record of 5-6 on the year. Dallas has earned 941 points on the season (85.5 per contest) and they pull in 39.2 boards per game. The Wings have committed 21.7 fouls per game and they connect on 82.1% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Wings are hitting on 41.7% from the field, which is 8th in the WNBA. They are earning an assist 18.0 times per game (9th in basketball) and they turn it over 12.9 times per contest. The Wings are ranked 9th in basketball in PPG allowed with 83.2. The Dallas defense surrenders 30.5% on three-point shots (78 of 256) and opponents are converting on 77.0% of their free throw attempts. They allow 19.3 dimes and 35.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 6th and 6th in the WNBA. They have forced 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the floor (7th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas
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