Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 5/28/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm
Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
Location: Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, WA
TV: CBS Sports Network
Angel of the Winds Arena is the site where and the Seattle Storm (4-1) will play the Minnesota Lynx (0-3) on Friday.
The Minnesota Lynx faced the Seattle Storm and took a loss by a score of 90-78 in their last game. Minnesota walked away from the contest with a 44.1% field goal percentage (30 of 68) and made 5 of their 17 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Lynx made 13 of 21 shots for a rate of 61.9%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 31 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 22 assists in the matchup while creating 17 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to defending, Minnesota allowed 49.2% from the field on 31 of 63 shooting. Seattle totaled 5 dimes and had 12 steals for the game. On top of that, Seattle pulled down 35 boards (5 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 6 rejections. Seattle finished the game shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 16 of their 20 shots. They also converted 12 of 25 attempts from three-point range.
Kayla McBride is a player who was a contributor in this matchup. She scored 6 points on 2 of 7 shooting. She was on the court for 34:21 mins and also grabbed 3 rebounds. McBride shot 28.6% from the field and earned 2 dimes. An additional player that was a contributor in this matchup for the Lynx was Sylvia Fowles. She grabbed 9 rebounds in her 30:58 min on the basketball court. She shot 64.3% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 9-of-14 (20 points). Overall, Fowles went home without an assist.
Minnesota will take the court with a win-loss record of 0-3 on the season. They are averaging 76.0 points per game (11th in the WNBA) while hitting 40.7% from the floor. The Lynx are hitting 23.2% from downtown (13 of 56) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Minnesota is pulling in 34.3 boards per contest and has tallied 56 assists on the year, which is 10th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.3 fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Lynx are able to force 14.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.7 fouls. They are 3rd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 67 surrendered for the campaign. The Lynx defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.9% (44 of 50) and they relinquish 39.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are surrendering 38.9% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 9th in basketball in PPG allowed (84.3).
When they last played, the Seattle Storm went home victorious with a score of 90-87 against the Connecticut Sun. The Storm were able to corral 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for the game. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 11 steals in the matchup. The Sun were called for 24 fouls for the matchup which got the Storm to the free throw line for 25 shots. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 76.0%. In terms of three-point attempts, Seattle buried 13 of 28 attempts (46.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Storm went 29 for 72 from the floor which had them sitting at 40.3%. The Storm permitted the Sun to knock down 33 of 70 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.1% in the matchup. They finished shooting 42.1% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 8 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 17 from the free throw line (76.5%). With respect to cleaning the glass, Seattle allowed Connecticut to snag 37 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Breanna Stewart ended up being a factor for the Storm in the matchup. She converted 6 of 16 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 37.5%, and earned 12 rebounds. Stewart earned 17 points in her 39:41 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 assists in the game. An additional player that was important for Seattle was Sue Bird. She walked away with 2 assists in 36:10 mins played, and she knocked down 6 of 15 from the field. Bird ended up shooting 40.0% from the floor in addition to totaling 21 points and 3 boards.
Seattle has a mark of 4-1 so far this season. The Storm are committing 14.6 fouls per game and they shoot 78.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.0 times per game (1st in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.6 times per contest. Seattle has tallied 457 pts on the season (91.4 per game) and they pull in 38.0 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Storm are hitting on 45.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 4th in the league. The Storm on the defensive end are ranked 11th in the WNBA in points per game surrendered with 88.2. They are forcing 13.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (11th in the WNBA). The Seattle defense allows 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (32 of 94) and their opposition knocks down 77.4% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 21.4 dimes and 37.2 rebounds per game, ranking them 10th and 6th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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