Connecticut Sun vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 7/24/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Amazon Prime
The Minnesota Lynx (10-18) play the Connecticut Sun (18-9) at Target Center on Sunday.
The Connecticut Sun faced off with the Minnesota Lynx and went home with a win by a final score of 94-84 in their last contest. Connecticut ended with a 55.2% FG percentage (37 out of 67) and made 10 of their 21 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Sun converted 10 of 13 tries for a percentage of 76.9%. In relation to hauling in boards, they collected 22 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 27 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 16 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to defending, Connecticut allowed the other team to shoot 54.8% from the floor on 34 of 62 shooting. Minnesota recorded 24 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. Moreover, Minnesota grabbed 28 rebounds (7 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Minnesota finished the game at 84.6% when shooting free throws by burying 11 of 13 attempts. They buried 5 out of their 16 attempts from distance.
Alyssa Thomas is a player who was a factor in the matchup. She totaled 15 points on 7 out of 13 shooting. She played for 38 mins played and also pulled down 10 rebounds. Thomas ended up going 53.8% from the field and also distributed 12 assists.
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Connecticut comes into this game with a record of 18-9 so far this season. They are giving up possession 14.1 times per game and as a team they commit 17.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Connecticut is pulling in 36.0 rebounds per game and has racked up 555 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 6th in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. The Sun are connecting on 35.2% on 3-point shots (172 of 489) and 78.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 84.7 pts per contest (3rd in the WNBA) while hitting 46.1% from the field. Defensively, the Sun are forcing 15.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.3 personal fouls. The Sun defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.5% (410 of 521) and they concede 29.2 boards per contest as a unit. They currently rank 5th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 527 relinquished this season. They are surrendering 32.0% on shots from downtown and they are 3rd in the league in PPG allowed (77.7).
The last time they took the court, the Minnesota Lynx went home defeated by a final of 94-84 when they played the Connecticut Sun. The Lynx were able to pull down 21 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 28 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while getting 4 steals for the contest. The Sun committed 16 fouls for the contest which took the Lynx to the free throw line for a total of 13 shots. They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 84.6%. When talking about 3-point shots, Minnesota knocked down 5 out of 16 attempts (31.3%). When the game finished, the Lynx ended up going 34 out of 62 from the field which had them shooting 54.8%. The Lynx allowed the Sun to convert 37 out of their 67 tries from the field which had them sitting at 55.2% for this game. They finished the game shooting 47.6% from 3-point land by shooting 10 of 21 and finished the game at 10 of 13 from the free throw line (76.9%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Minnesota permitted Connecticut to snag 22 overall (4 offensive).
Nikolina Milic ended up being a factor for the Lynx for the matchup. She knocked down 4 out of 4 in this game for a field goal rate of 100.0%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Milic earned 12 points in her 17 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
Minnesota has a record of 10-18 on the year. The Lynx are responsible for committing 17.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 77.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 20.6 times per contest (4th in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.5 times per game. Minnesota has accounted for 2,317 pts so far this year (82.8 per contest) and they pull in 37.8 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Lynx are hitting on 44.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 5th in the WNBA. The Lynx on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the WNBA in points allowed per game with 83.9. They have given up 21.5 assists and 32.3 total boards per game, which has them ranked 12th and 2nd in basketball. The Minnesota defense gives up 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (252 of 730) and opponents are knocking down 78.9% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 11.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut
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