Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Prediction, 8/3/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Location: Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA
The Seattle Storm (19-12) host the Minnesota Lynx (12-19) at Climate Pledge Arena on Wednesday.
The Minnesota Lynx played the Los Angeles Sparks and notched a win by a score of 84-77 in their last contest. Minnesota finished having earned a 54.4% FG percentage (31 of 57) and made 6 of their 11 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Lynx buried 16 of their 21 shots for a rate of 76.2%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned 38 with 5 of them being offensive. They also dished out 23 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and having 7 steals. In regard to defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to go 36.1% from the floor on 30 of 83 shooting. Los Angeles dished out 8 assists and had 11 steals for this game. On top of that, Los Angeles pulled down 29 boards (8 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Los Angeles finished the game shooting 91.7% from the charity stripe by making 11 of 12 shots. They also made 6 out of their 25 attempts from distance.
Sylvia Fowles is someone who was a contributor for the game. She ended up finishing with 16 points on 8 out of 9 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 22 mins and also snagged 9 boards. Fowles finished the game shooting 88.9% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes.
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Minnesota enters this one with a mark of 12-19 so far this season. The Lynx are shooting 34.6% on 3-pointers (207 of 598) and 77.5% from the charity stripe. They average 83.0 pts per contest (4th in the league) while hitting 45.1% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.5 personal fouls per game. As a team, Minnesota is grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game and has totaled 640 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Lynx are forcing 11.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They relinquish 34.2% on 3-pointers and they are 9th in the WNBA in points per game from their opponents (83.8). The Lynx defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.3% (362 of 563) and they relinquish 32.4 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 11th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 656 surrendered for the year.
In their last game, the Seattle Storm walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-75 against the Washington Mystics. The Storm recorded 24 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards for a total of 26 in the game. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while getting 6 steals in this matchup. The Mystics committed 16 fouls for this contest which took the Storm to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to make 15 of them for a percentage of 83.3%. When discussing shots from beyond the arc, Seattle made 8 out of their 27 tries (29.6%). In all, the Storm shot 26 for 59 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.1%. The Storm allowed the Mystics to knock down 30 out of 67 tries from the floor which had them at 44.8% for this game. They went 35.3% from downtown by going 6 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 13 at the free throw line (92.3%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Seattle permitted Washington to grab 34 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Breanna Stewart ended up having an impact for the Storm for the matchup. She made 9 of 12 in this matchup giving her a rate of 75.0%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Stewart totaled 23 points in her 34 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for this contest.
Seattle has a mark of 19-12 for the season. Seattle has scored 2,493 points for the campaign (80.4 per game) and they pull in 33.2 boards per game. The Storm have committed 15.4 fouls per contest while shooting 82.7% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Storm are shooting 43.1% from the floor, which is ranked 8th in the WNBA. They are earning an assist 21.8 times per game (2nd in the WNBA) and they lose possession via turnover 12.8 times per contest. The Storm on the defensive end are ranked 2nd in the league in points allowed per game with 76.7. They are able to force 14.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (3rd in basketball). The Seattle defense gives up 32.1% on three-point shots (216 of 672) and their opposition makes 78.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 20.2 assists and 37.2 boards on a nightly basis, which is 6th and 12th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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