Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 5/10/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Minnesota Lynx (22-10 last year) travel to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Tuesday where they'll take on the Indiana Fever (6-26 last season).
The Minnesota Lynx took the court against the Washington Mystics and went home with a win by a final score of 83-77 in their last game. Minnesota ended the contest having earned a 43.9% field goal percentage (29 out of 66) and knocked down 5 of their 16 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Lynx converted 20 of 23 attempts for a rate of 87.0%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 38 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 16 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and having 10 steals. Concerning defense, Minnesota allowed their opponent to shoot 45.3% from the field on 29 of 64 shooting. Washington doled out 7 assists and had 5 steals in this game. Moreover, Washington pulled down 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Washington ended up going 85.7% when shooting free throws by converting 12 of their 14 shots. They also knocked down 7 of 22 shots from 3-point range.
Kahleah Copper is one player who was a factor in this game. She scored 16 points on 6 of 11 shooting. She was on the court for 29 minutes and also pulled down 10 boards. Copper went 54.5% from the field and dished out 4 assists.
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Minnesota enters this matchup after finishing with a win-loss record of 22-10 last season. They had an average of 82.7 pts per contest (4th in basketball) while going 45.8% from the floor. The Lynx connected on 34.0% on shots from beyond the arc (216 of 635) and 83.7% from the charity stripe. As a group, Minnesota grabbed 34.9 rebounds per game and earned 653 dimes last year, which was 4th in the league in terms of passing. They lost possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest and as a team committed 17.5 fouls on a nightly basis. When they were on defense, the Lynx were able to force 12.9 turnovers per game and they drew 17.5 fouls. They were 4th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 580 surrendered throughout last season. The Lynx defense gave up a shooting percentage of 42.4% (931 of 2,197) and they conceded 32.5 boards per contest as a squad. They surrendered 34.6% from beyond the arc and they were 3rd in the league in opponents PPG (78.7).
The last time they took the court, the Indiana Fever took a defeat with a final score of 98-87 when they played the Chicago Sky. The Fever were able to pull down 22 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 15 times, while getting 6 steals in the matchup. The Sky earned 18 fouls in this matchup which got the Fever to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They were able to bury 15 of those for a rate of 83.3%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Indiana made 6 out of their 16 tries (37.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Fever finished the game shooting 33 out of 69 from the field which had them sitting at 47.8%. The Fever permitted the Sky to make 35 of their 71 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 49.3% for the contest. They finished 39.1% from distance by shooting 9 of 23 and ended up shooting 19 of 24 from the free throw line (79.2%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Indiana permitted Chicago to grab 35 in total (9 offensive).
Diamond DeShields ended up being important for the Fever for the matchup. She converted 8 of 13 for the contest giving her a field goal percentage of 61.5%, and had 7 rebounds. DeShields scored 30 points in her 23 minutes on the hardwood and earned 6 assists in the matchup.
Indiana had a win-loss record of 6-26 last year. On the offensive side of the court, the Fever connected on 41.7% from the floor, which had them ranked 10th in the league. Indiana had 2,410 points over the course of last year (75.3 per game) and they collected 34.3 boards per game. They earned an assist 16.7 times per contest (11th in the league) and they gave up possession 13.8 times per game. The Fever were responsible for committing 17.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 80.0% from the free throw line. The Fever on the defensive side of the court were 11th in the league in points allowed per contest with 85.1. They forced 12.0 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 45.9% from the field (11th in the league). The Indiana defense gave up 37.2% on 3-point shots (251 of 674) and opponents connected on 81.3% of their foul shots. They relinquished 20.3 dimes and 33.4 total rebounds per game, which was ranked 11th and 3rd in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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