Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 5/6/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm
Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
Climate Pledge Arena is the site where and the Seattle Storm (21-11 last season) will take on the Minnesota Lynx (22-10 last year) on Friday.
The Minnesota Lynx took the court against the Washington Mystics and walked away with a win by a score of 83-77 in their last game. Minnesota ended the contest having earned a 43.9% field goal percentage (29 of 66) and made 5 of 16 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Lynx made 20 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 87.0%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 38 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 16 assists in this contest in addition to creating 15 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When it comes to the defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to go 45.3% from the floor on 29 of 64 shooting. Washington distributed 7 dimes and had 5 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Washington grabbed 29 boards (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Washington finished the contest at 85.7% when shooting free throws by making 12 of 14 attempts. They made 7 of 22 tries from three-point range.
Kahleah Copper is one player who played a role for the contest. She ended up finishing with 16 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. She played 29 mins played and grabbed 10 rebounds. Copper finished the game at 54.5% from the field and recorded 4 assists.
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Minnesota heads into this game after finishing with a win-loss mark of 22-10 last season. They lost possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team committed 17.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a squad, Minnesota pulled down 34.9 rebounds per contest and tallied 653 assists over the course of last year, which was 4th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Lynx shot 34.0% on shots from downtown (216 of 635) and 83.7% from the free throw line. They averaged 82.7 pts per contest (4th in the league) while going 45.8% from the field. Defensively, the Lynx were able to force their opponents into 12.9 turnovers per game and they drew 17.5 fouls. They surrendered 34.6% on shots from downtown while they were 3rd in the WNBA in opponents points per game (78.7). The Lynx defense allowed a field goal percentage of 42.4% (931 of 2,197) and they conceded 32.5 rebounds per game as a team. They were 4th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 580 relinquished throughout last season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Seattle Storm went home victorious with a score of 94-85 when they faced the Phoenix Mercury. The Storm corralled 20 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 26 for the matchup. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Mercury earned 13 personal fouls in this contest which got the Storm to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of them for a percentage of 92.9%. When talking about 3-pointers, Seattle buried 11 of their 22 tries (50.0%). When all was said and done, the Storm finished the game shooting 35 out of 65 from the field which had them at 53.8%. The Storm allowed the Mercury to bury 30 of their 64 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.9% for this contest. They went 29.2% from beyond the arc by going 7 of 24 and finished the contest at 18 out of 20 from the free throw line (90.0%). With respect to rebounding, Seattle allowed Phoenix to pull down 32 in total (13 on the offensive side).
Brittney Griner ended up having an impact for the Storm for the game. She made 11 of 17 in this matchup giving her a rate of 64.7%, and accounted for 16 rebounds. Griner racked up 23 points in her 41 mins on the court and accounted for 4 dimes in the matchup.
Seattle had a win-loss mark of 21-11 last season. As an offense, the Storm connected on 45.0% from the floor, which ranked 3rd in the league. Seattle tallied 2,714 points last year (84.8 per contest) and they grabbed 35.6 boards per contest. They dished out assists 21.3 times per contest (2nd in basketball) and they lost possession via turnover 12.3 times per game. The Storm were responsible for committing 15.5 personal fouls per game and they hit 83.9% from the free throw line. The Storm on defense were ranked 6th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 80.4. They were able to force 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 43.1% from the field (6th in basketball). The Seattle defense gave up 34.0% from downtown (230 of 676) and their opponents converted on 81.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquished 19.4 assists and 34.9 total rebounds per game, which had them ranked 8th and 6th in the WNBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Seattle
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