Minnesota Lynx vs Las Vegas Aces Prediction, 6/19/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Las Vegas Aces
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022
Location: Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Minnesota Lynx (3-12) are headed to Michelob ULTRA Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Las Vegas Aces (12-2).
The Minnesota Lynx faced the Seattle Storm and went home with a loss by a final score of 81-79 in their last game. Minnesota walked away from the contest with a 51.5% FG percentage (35 out of 68) and buried 6 of their 19 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Lynx knocked down 3 of 3 attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned 33 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 27 assists for this contest as well as creating 12 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When discussing the defense, Minnesota allowed their opponent to shoot 38.4% from the field on 28 out of 73 shooting. Seattle doled out 15 assists and had 5 steals for the game. Moreover, Seattle snagged 35 rebounds (15 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Seattle finished the game shooting 86.7% from the free throw line by making 13 of their 15 attempts. They converted 12 out of their 27 shots from three-point range.
Kayla McBride is a player who had an impact in this game. She left the arena with 20 points on 9 out of 15 shooting. She saw the court for 34 mins played and also collected 4 boards. McBride ended up going 60.0% from the floor and earned 3 assists.
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Minnesota enters this one with a win-loss mark of 3-12 so far this season. The Lynx are connecting on 30.6% on shots from 3-point land (82 of 268) and 76.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 77.3 pts per game (10th in the league) on 42.5% from the field. They turn the ball over 14.8 times per game and as a team are committing 17.4 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Minnesota is snagging 35.5 boards per game and is sitting with 288 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 8th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Lynx are forcing 12.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.7 fouls. They rank 11th in the WNBA in giving up assists with 326 conceded so far this year. The Lynx defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.8% (186 of 280) and they surrender 32.9 rebounds per contest as a group. They relinquish 35.7% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 9th in basketball in points per game allowed (84.2).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Las Vegas Aces got the victory with a final of 92-84 against the Dallas Wings. The Aces collected 29 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 33 for the contest. They also turned it over 7 times, while earning 5 steals in the matchup. The Wings were called for 20 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Aces to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throws for a rate of 69.6%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Las Vegas knocked down 6 out of 22 tries (27.3%). Overall, the Aces ended up shooting 35 for 71 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.3%. The Aces permitted the Wings to make 29 out of their 73 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 39.7% in this game. They finished 34.5% from distance by going 10 out of 29 and ended up shooting 16 of 19 from the free throw line (84.2%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Las Vegas allowed Dallas to collect 40 overall (11 on the offensive side).
A'ja Wilson was important for the Aces in this game. She converted 11 of 16 in this contest for a rate of 68.8%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. Wilson tallied 25 points in her 35 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist for the contest.
Las Vegas has a win-loss record of 12-2 this season. Las Vegas has scored 1,273 points so far this season (90.9 per contest) and they average 36.9 boards per contest. The Aces commit 17.0 personal fouls per contest while shooting 80.3% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Aces are connecting on 46.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 3rd in the league. They are assisting teammates 20.4 times per contest (4th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.9 times per game. The Aces on the defensive side of the court are 6th in the league in PPG surrendered with 80.6. They are forcing their opponents into 11.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (2nd in basketball). The Las Vegas defense gives up 30.0% on shots from distance (110 of 367) and their opponents are connecting on 81.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 18.6 dimes and 36.1 boards per contest, which is ranked 4th and 10th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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