Minnesota Lynx vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 7/9/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Michelob ULTRA Arena is the venue where and the Las Vegas Aces (14-5) will play the Minnesota Lynx (10-7) on Friday.
The Minnesota Lynx faced the Dallas Wings and walked away with a win by a score of 85-79 in their last game. Minnesota ended the game having earned a 50.8% field goal percentage (33 of 65) and converted 7 out of their 20 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Lynx buried 12 of their 17 tries for a rate of 70.6%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 32 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 22 assists in the matchup while forcing 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to shoot 41.9% from the field on 31 out of 74 shooting. Dallas doled out 10 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. Moreover, Dallas collected 34 boards (10 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Dallas went 100.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 8 of 8 attempts. They made 9 of their 28 shots from three-point range.
Napheesa Collier is a player who played a role for this contest. She ended up scoring 10 points on 5 of 11 shooting. She was on the court for 40:00 minutes played and pulled down 4 rebounds. Collier finished the contest at 45.5% from the field and distributed 1 assist. Another player that had an impact in the matchup for the Lynx was Kayla McBride. She snagged 5 rebounds in 36:55 minutes played on the night. She shot 69.2% from the floor in this contest via 9-of-13 (25 points). In all, McBride earned 5 assists.
Minnesota comes into this matchup with a mark of 10-7 so far this season. They have an average of 83.5 points per outing (5th in the WNBA) while shooting 45.6% from the field. The Lynx are connecting on 33.6% on three-point shots (119 of 354) and 82.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Minnesota is collecting 35.2 rebounds per game and has tallied 351 assists for the season, which ranks 6th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 15.1 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Lynx are forcing 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.4 fouls. They rank 4th in the WNBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 322 surrendered for the campaign. The Lynx defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.8% (222 of 312) and they concede 32.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They surrender 37.8% on shots from downtown and they are 7th in the league in points per game allowed (81.9).
For their last game, the Las Vegas Aces took a defeat with a final score of 99-90 when they faced the Phoenix Mercury. The Aces were able to snag 34 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 43 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 6 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. The Mercury were called for 21 personal fouls in the game which got the Aces to the charity stripe for 24 shots. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. In relation to 3-point shots, Las Vegas knocked down 3 of 13 tries (23.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Aces shot 36 for 82 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.9%. The Aces permitted the Mercury to make 32 of 74 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.2% in the matchup. They went 37.0% from three-point range by shooting 10 out of 27 and finished the game at 25 out of 29 from the free throw line (86.2%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Las Vegas permitted Phoenix to collect 45 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
A'ja Wilson pitched in for the Aces in the matchup. She made 9 of 18 for the contest giving her a rate of 50.0%, and totaled 12 rebounds. Wilson earned 25 points in her 41:51 minutes on the court and accumulated 6 dimes for the matchup. One more player who came through for Las Vegas was Jackie Young. She wrapped the game up with 5 assists in her 40:27 minutes played, and she put in 6 out of 9 from the field. Young finished going 66.7% from the field in addition to earning 12 points and 2 total rebounds.
Las Vegas has a mark of 14-5 on the campaign. As an offense, the Aces are shooting 47.1% from the floor, which is 1st in the WNBA. Las Vegas has totaled 1,742 points so far this season (91.7 per contest) and they grab 38.9 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 21.1 times per game (2nd in the league) and they turn the ball over 11.8 times per game. The Aces commit 15.9 fouls per game and they hit 82.0% from the free throw line. The Aces on the defensive side of the court are 5th in the WNBA in points per game surrendered with 81.2. They have surrendered 19.2 assists and 35.7 boards per contest, which is 7th and 7th in the league. The Las Vegas defense gives up 29.6% on three-point shots (133 of 450) and their opponents are making 81.6% of their foul shots. They have forced 12.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.8% from the floor (1st in the WNBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Las Vegas
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