Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 7/14/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
The Minnesota Lynx (9-15) play the Dallas Wings (10-13) at Target Center on Thursday.
The Dallas Wings played the Seattle Storm and took a loss by a final of 83-74 in their last game. Dallas finished the game with a 37.5% FG percentage (27 of 72) and knocked down 7 out of their 23 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Wings made 13 of 18 tries for a rate of 72.2%. With respect to pulling down boards, they earned 35 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 17 dimes in the game in addition to creating 14 turnovers and having 10 steals. In regard to the defense, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 47.6% from the field on 30 of 63 shooting. Seattle doled out 6 assists and had 6 steals for the game. Additionally, Seattle snagged 34 boards (6 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 6 rejections. Seattle finished the contest at 88.9% when shooting free throws by burying 16 of their 18 tries. They also knocked down 7 of their 17 shots from distance.
Arike Ogunbowale is someone who was a contributor in the game. She ended up walking away with 23 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and totaled 1 board. Ogunbowale finished the game at 50.0% from the field and also totaled 2 assists.
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Dallas will enter this matchup with a record of 10-13 on the season. The Wings are connecting on 34.7% on shots from distance (194 of 559) and 77.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 81.1 pts per game (7th in basketball) while hitting 41.8% from the floor. They turn the ball over 13.2 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Dallas is grabbing 35.0 boards per contest and has accounted for 414 dimes for the season, which ranks 11th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Wings are able to force 13.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 personal fouls. They currently rank 4th in basketball in giving up assists with 458 relinquished for the season. The Wings defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.2% (312 of 422) and they relinquish 33.8 boards per contest as a group. They give up 32.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 6th in the league in points per game allowed (81.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Minnesota Lynx got the victory with a final of 118-107 when they faced the Phoenix Mercury. The Lynx collected 36 defensive rebounds and 19 offensive rebounds for a total of 55 for this contest. They turned the ball over 19 times, while earning 5 steals in this game. The Mercury had 32 fouls in this contest which took the Lynx to the free throw line for a total of 35 attempts. They were able to make 25 of them for a percentage of 71.4%. With respect to shots from downtown, Minnesota converted 11 of 27 attempts (40.7%). When this game wrapped up, the Lynx finished shooting 41 for 86 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.7%. The Lynx permitted the Mercury to make 37 of their 100 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.0% in this matchup. They went 30.0% from behind the 3-point line via 15 of 50 and ended up going 18 out of 24 from the charity stripe (75.0%). With respect to attacking the glass, Minnesota allowed Phoenix to collect 44 in total (21 on the offensive glass).
Rachel Banham was important for the Lynx in this contest. She converted 8 of 12 for the game for a rate of 66.7%, and tallied 1 rebound. Banham racked up 24 points in her 26 mins on the hardwood and totaled 4 assists in the game.
Minnesota has a record of 9-15 so far this season. The Lynx have committed 17.3 personal fouls per game and they shoot 76.7% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 20.9 times per game (3rd in basketball) and they turn it over 14.4 times per game. Minnesota has 2,002 points for the year (83.4 per contest) and they pull in 37.7 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lynx are shooting 44.7% from the field, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. The Lynx on the defensive side of the court are 8th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 84.0. The Minnesota defense gives up 34.7% from downtown (223 of 642) and their opposition knocks down 78.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 21.2 dimes and 32.5 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 11th and 2nd in the league. They are able to force 11.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.6% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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