Chicago Sky vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 5/14/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Sky vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota Lynx (0-3) host the Chicago Sky (1-1) at Target Center on Saturday.
The Chicago Sky faced off with the New York Liberty and took home the win by a score of 83-50 in their last contest. Chicago wrapped up the game with a 45.6% field goal percentage (31 of 68) and made 10 out of their 22 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Sky knocked down 11 of their 13 shots for a rate of 84.6%. When discussing pulling down boards, they earned 36 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 20 assists for the contest while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In reference to defense, Chicago allowed the other team to go 33.3% from the floor on 20 of 60 shooting. New York distributed 6 dimes and had 3 steals in the game. Additionally, New York had 31 rebounds (6 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. New York went 88.9% from the charity stripe by burying 8 of 9 tries. They also knocked down 2 of their 15 shots from three-point range.
Emma Meesseman is a player who came through for the contest. She finished with 10 points on 4 of 8 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 25 mins and collected 6 boards. Meesseman walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and totaled 4 assists.
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Chicago heads into this one with a mark of 1-1 on the season. They average 87.0 points per contest (3rd in basketball) while shooting 48.6% from the field. The Sky are shooting 38.6% on 3-pointers (17 of 44) and 82.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Chicago is snagging 33.5 boards per contest and has racked up 48 dimes for the season, which is 7th in the WNBA in terms of passing. They cough up possession 16.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.0 personal fouls per game. Defensively, the Sky are able to force 17.0 turnovers per game while drawing 17.0 personal fouls. They relinquish 26.5% on 3-pointers and they are 4th in the league in PPG allowed (74.0). The Sky are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.6% (34 of 34) and they concede 33.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 4th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 36 surrendered on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Minnesota Lynx took a defeat with a final score of 82-76 when they played the Indiana Fever. The Lynx earned 25 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 40 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. The Fever had 14 personal fouls for the game which got the Lynx to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 8 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 57.1%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Minnesota converted 4 out of 19 attempts (21.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Lynx went 32 out of 77 from the field which had them at 41.6%. The Lynx allowed the Fever to convert 31 of 70 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3% in this contest. They finished shooting 45.0% from distance by shooting 9 of 20 and ended up going 11 of 15 from the charity stripe (73.3%). When discussing attacking the glass, Minnesota permitted Indiana to snag 34 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Sylvia Fowles ended up having an impact for the Lynx in this matchup. She buried 12 of 17 for this contest giving her a rate of 70.6%, and earned 14 rebounds. Fowles racked up 26 points in her 37 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in the game.
Minnesota has a win-loss mark of 0-3 on the season. The Lynx are committing 17.0 fouls per game while shooting 66.0% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 21.0 times per contest (4th in the WNBA) and they cough up possession 16.7 times per contest. Minnesota has accumulated 216 points for the season (72.0 per contest) and they average 37.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lynx are shooting 38.7% from the field, which is 10th in the WNBA. The Lynx defensively are ranked 11th in the WNBA in PPG allowed with 85.7. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the floor (9th in the league). The Minnesota defense concedes 42.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (28 of 66) and opponents are making 90.7% of their foul shots. They surrender 23.3 assists and 33.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 11th and 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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