Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 9/17/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, IN
TV: CBS Sports Network
Indiana Farmers Coliseum is the venue where and the Indiana Fever (6-24) will take on the Minnesota Lynx (20-10) on Friday.
The Minnesota Lynx faced off with the Indiana Fever and walked away with a win by a score of 90-80 in their last contest. Minnesota ended the contest having earned a 56.1% field goal percentage (32 of 57) and made 5 of their 13 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Lynx buried 21 of their 22 shots for a percentage of 95.5%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 29 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. With respect to the defense, Minnesota allowed 50.0% from the field on 34 out of 68 shooting. Indiana doled out 5 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. On top of that, Indiana grabbed 20 rebounds (5 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Indiana finished the game at 100.0% at the free throw line by converting 4 of 4 tries. They also made 8 of 17 attempts from long range.
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Napheesa Collier is someone who came through in the matchup. She was able to score 22 points on 7 of 14 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 37:39 mins played and totaled 6 boards. Collier finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and dished out 7 dimes. Another player that played a role in the game for the Lynx was Kayla McBride. She had 4 rebounds in her 34:48 min on the basketball court. She finished the game at 50.0% from the field for the game by shooting 4-of-8 (12 points). At the conclusion of this game, McBride accounted for 2 assists.
Minnesota steps onto the hardwood with a record of 20-10 for the campaign. The Lynx are connecting on 34.6% on shots from distance (205 of 593) and 84.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 82.4 points per contest (4th in the league) while hitting 45.9% from the field. They are giving up possession 14.2 times per game and as a team they commit 17.6 fouls per game. As a unit, Minnesota is grabbing 34.8 boards per contest and has 615 dimes on the season, which is 4th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Lynx are able to force 12.8 turnovers per game and they draw 17.4 fouls. They are conceding 35.2% on three-point shots and they are ranked 4th in basketball in opponents PPG (79.0). The Lynx are allowing a shooting percentage of 42.5% (383 of 522) and they surrender 32.5 boards per game as a unit. They currently rank 4th in the WNBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 549 relinquished for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Indiana Fever took a defeat with a final score of 85-78 when they played the Atlanta Dream. The Fever recorded 20 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while recording 9 steals in the matchup. The Dream earned 10 personal fouls for the contest which got the Fever to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They were able to convert 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Indiana converted 6 out of 20 attempts (30.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Fever finished 32 for 76 from the floor which had them at 42.1%. The Fever allowed the Dream to make 33 of their 69 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 47.8% for this contest. They shot 43.8% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 16 and ended up going 12 of 15 from the free throw line (80.0%). Regarding rebounds, Indiana permitted Atlanta to get 33 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Kelsey Mitchell ended up being a factor for the Fever in the game. She converted 6 of 13 for this game for a field goal rate of 46.2%, and had 6 rebounds. Mitchell accumulated 18 points in her 38:04 mins on the court and had 3 dimes in this matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Indiana was Lindsay Allen. She walked away with 5 dimes in her 36:59 mins on the court, and she knocked down 5 of 10 from the floor. Allen ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field as well as collecting 14 points and 2 boards.
Indiana has a mark of 6-24 on the campaign. The Fever are responsible for committing 17.7 fouls per contest and they go 79.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 16.6 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per game. Indiana has totaled 2,250 pts for the campaign (75.0 per game) and they average 34.4 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Fever are shooting 41.6% from the field, which is 10th in the league. The Fever on the defensive side of the court are 10th in the league in points given up per game with 84.5. They have relinquished 20.0 dimes and 33.2 rebounds per contest, ranking them 10th and 3rd in the league. The Indiana defense allows 37.8% on 3-point shots (236 of 625) and opponents are converting on 81.6% of their foul shots. They are able to force 12.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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