Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 5/20/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota Lynx (0-2) play the Seattle Storm (1-1) at Target Center on Thursday.
The Seattle Storm took the court against the Las Vegas Aces and ended up losing by a score of 96-80 in their last contest. Seattle ended the game with a 42.1% FG percentage (32 out of 76) and made 7 of 25 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Storm buried 9 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they earned 34 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 17 dimes in this contest as well as creating 11 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With respect to defending, Seattle allowed 53.6% from the floor on 37 of 69 shooting. Las Vegas doled out 24 assists and had 7 steals in this game. On top of that, Las Vegas pulled down 39 boards (7 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. Las Vegas ended up shooting 88.9% at the free throw line by making 16 of their 18 attempts. They buried 6 out of their 15 attempts from three-point range.
Breanna Stewart is someone who was a factor in this contest. She notched 26 points on 10 out of 21 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 36:08 minutes and totaled 11 boards. Stewart walked away from this one shooting 47.6% from the floor and totaled 1 assist. One more player that was a major contributor in this game for the Storm was Jewell Loyd. She pulled down 2 rebounds in 34:16 minutes on the basketball court. She ended up shooting 33.3% from the floor for this game by hitting 6-of-18 (17 points). When this game wrapped up, Loyd collected 3 assists.
Seattle heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 1-1 so far this season. They average 88.5 pts per game (3rd in basketball) while connecting on 46.3% from the floor. The Storm are connecting on 36.5% on 3-point shots (19 of 52) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Seattle is collecting 39.0 boards per game and has totaled 40 dimes for the season, which ranks 4th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 10.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 12.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Storm have forced 8.5 turnovers per game while drawing 13.5 fouls. They are ranked 10th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 46 surrendered for the year. The Storm are giving up a field goal percentage of 48.3% (17 of 27) and they concede 36.0 boards per game as a unit. They give up 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 11th in basketball in points per game allowed (89.5).
The last time they took the court, the Minnesota Lynx walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 86-75 against the New York Liberty. The Lynx pulled down 28 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Liberty were called for 17 fouls in the game which got the Lynx to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to convert 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Minnesota converted 3 out of their 23 tries (13.0%). In all, the Lynx went 28 out of 74 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.8%. The Lynx allowed the Liberty to make 30 out of 67 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.8% for the matchup. They finished shooting 44.4% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 12 of 27 and finished the game at 14 out of 16 at the charity stripe (87.5%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Minnesota allowed New York to pull down 40 in total (3 offensive).
Kayla McBride pitched in for the Lynx for the game. She converted 5 out of 12 in the game for a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and accumulated 2 rebounds. McBride totaled 16 points in her 31:50 mins of playing time and totaled 1 assist for the matchup. An additional player that was important for Minnesota was Sylvia Fowles. She ended up walking away with 1 assist in her 31:01 mins on the hardwood, and she shot 11 out of 17 from the floor. Fowles walked away from this one going 64.7% from the field while notching 26 points and 11 boards.
Minnesota has a mark of 0-2 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Lynx are shooting 39.0% from the field, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Minnesota has scored 150 points so far this year (75.0 per game) and they pull down 36.0 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 17.0 times per contest (8th in the WNBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per game. The Lynx are committing 19.5 fouls per game and they go 82.4% from the free throw line. The Lynx on defense are ranked 9th in the league in PPG given up with 81.5. They are able to force 13.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.0% from the field (7th in basketball). The Minnesota defense surrenders 34.0% on shots from distance (16 of 47) and their opposition makes 71.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 22.0 dimes and 41.0 total rebounds per game, which ranks 11th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle
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