Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 8/24/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota Lynx (14-9) host the Seattle Storm (18-7) at Target Center on Tuesday.
The Seattle Storm took the court against the Washington Mystics and went home with a win by a final score of 85-78 in their last game. Seattle ended the contest having earned a 44.6% field goal percentage (33 of 74) and buried 6 of their 24 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Storm buried 13 of 16 attempts for a rate of 81.3%. In the matter of rebounding, they earned a total of 42 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 20 assists in this contest as well as creating 14 turnovers and earning 13 steals. In the matter of defending, Seattle allowed the other team to go 36.8% from the floor on 28 out of 76 shooting. Washington recorded 22 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Washington collected 41 rebounds (9 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 1 block. Washington went 93.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of 16 shots. They also buried 7 out of their 22 tries from 3-point land.
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Breanna Stewart is a player who came through in this matchup. She accounted for 20 points on 6 of 19 shooting. She played 33:48 minutes and also snagged 12 boards. Stewart finished the game shooting 31.6% from the field and earned 2 dimes. Another player that was a factor in the matchup for the Storm was Jewell Loyd. She snagged 4 rebounds in her 31:32 min on the court. She shot 16.7% from the field for this game by shooting 2-of-12 (8 points). At the conclusion of this game, Loyd had accumulated 2 assists.
Seattle will play this game with a mark of 18-7 so far this year. They have an average of 86.5 points per contest (2nd in the league) while hitting 45.1% from the field. The Storm are shooting 39.0% on shots from distance (226 of 580) and 83.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Seattle is snagging 36.9 boards per game and has totaled 537 assists so far this season, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 11.9 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.6 personal fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Storm are able to force 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 17.1 fouls. They are currently ranked 10th in the WNBA in allowing assists with 493 surrendered for the year. The Storm defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.3% (315 of 428) and they surrender 35.5 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 32.4% on 3-pointers while they are 4th in basketball in points per game allowed (80.2).
In their last game, the Minnesota Lynx walked away with a victory by a final of 101-95 against the Chicago Sky. The Lynx were able to pull down 29 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 in this matchup. They gave up possession 13 times, while recording 4 steals in this game. The Sky earned 27 fouls for this contest which got the Lynx to the free throw line for 33 shots. They were able to bury 28 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 84.8%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Minnesota converted 5 of 8 tries (62.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Lynx ended up shooting 34 for 63 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.0%. The Lynx permitted the Sky to make 35 of their 73 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 47.9% for this contest. They went 37.5% from distance via 9 of 24 and ended up going 16 of 19 from the charity stripe (84.2%). In relation to how they rebounded, Minnesota allowed Chicago to grab 23 in all (3 on the offensive side).
Napheesa Collier ended up having an impact for the Lynx in the matchup. She converted 4 of 10 for this contest for a field goal rate of 40.0%, and added 5 rebounds. Collier recorded 14 points in her 34:27 minutes on the court and had 4 assists for this game. Another player that ended being a contributor for Minnesota was Sylvia Fowles. She ended up finishing with 2 assists in 32:03 minutes on the hardwood, and she knocked down 6 out of 9 from the floor. Fowles walked away from this one going 66.7% from the field and also notching 15 points and 6 boards.
Minnesota has a win-loss record of 14-9 so far this season. The Lynx are committing 18.3 fouls per game and they hit 82.5% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 20.9 times per contest (4th in the WNBA) and they turn it over 14.6 times per contest. Minnesota has accounted for 1,903 points this season (82.7 per game) and they collect 34.0 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Lynx are connecting on 46.2% from the field, which is ranked 2nd in the league. The Lynx on the defensive end are ranked 5th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 80.3. The Minnesota defense gives up 36.4% on 3-point shots (178 of 489) and opponents are connecting on 82.5% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 18.6 assists and 32.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 5th and 2nd in basketball. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.9% from the field (7th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seattle
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