New York Liberty vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 5/24/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Liberty vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Center is the venue where and the Minnesota Lynx (1-6) will take on the New York Liberty (1-4) on Tuesday.
The New York Liberty took the court against the Connecticut Sun and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 92-65 in their last game. New York ended having earned a 42.3% field goal percentage (22 out of 52) and buried 7 of their 22 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Liberty converted 14 of their 18 shots for a percentage of 77.8%. In regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 28 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 13 dimes in this game while creating 17 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In relation to defense, New York allowed the other team to go 48.4% from the floor on 30 of 62 shooting. Connecticut distributed 5 dimes and had 16 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Connecticut grabbed 26 boards (5 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Connecticut finished the contest at 89.3% from the charity stripe by burying 25 of their 28 shots. They converted 7 of their 15 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Stefanie Dolson is someone who was a major contributor in the matchup. She ended up scoring 13 points on 5 of 7 shooting. She played for 26 minutes and also grabbed 7 rebounds. Dolson went 71.4% from the field and also totaled 1 assist.
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New York comes into this one with a mark of 1-4 for the campaign. They have an average of 70.6 points per outing (12th in the league) while hitting 41.2% from the floor. The Liberty are shooting 33.0% from downtown (36 of 109) and 76.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, New York is collecting 29.4 rebounds per contest and has 81 dimes for the year, which ranks 12th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 18.4 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.6 fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Liberty are forcing 14.6 turnovers per game and they draw 19.2 fouls. They are giving up 38.5% on 3-point shots while they are 9th in the league in opponents PPG (85.4). The Liberty defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.5% (73 of 96) and they concede 37.2 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 2nd in the WNBA in giving up assists with 80 conceded for the season.
In their last game, the Minnesota Lynx took a loss by a score of 94-78 when they faced the Dallas Wings. The Lynx were able to snag 20 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 24 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while recording 7 steals for the contest. The Wings had 26 fouls for the contest which took the Lynx to the free throw line for a total of 24 tries. They were able to convert 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 79.2%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Minnesota knocked down 5 out of 11 attempts (45.5%). Overall, the Lynx ended up going 27 for 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3%. The Lynx permitted the Wings to bury 34 out of their 73 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.6% for this game. They wrapped up this game 33.3% from downtown via 9 out of 27 and ended up going 17 of 20 at the charity stripe (85.0%). When talking about rebounds, Minnesota permitted Dallas to collect 39 overall (15 on the offensive glass).
Sylvia Fowles ended up having an impact for the Lynx for the contest. She converted 6 of 9 for the game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and tallied 9 rebounds. Fowles totaled 14 points in her 32 mins on the court and tallied 2 assists for this game.
Minnesota has a record of 1-6 on the season. Minnesota has scored 546 pts on the year (78.0 per game) and they grab 35.7 boards per game. The Lynx commit 18.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 73.3% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Lynx are hitting on 43.0% from the field, which ranks 7th in the WNBA. They are assisting teammates 20.9 times per contest (4th in the league) and they are turning it over 15.1 times per game. The Lynx defensively are ranked 10th in the WNBA in points allowed per game with 87.1. They are forcing their opponents into 12.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (11th in the WNBA). The Minnesota defense gives up 37.8% from downtown (62 of 164) and their opponents are converting on 83.7% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 22.6 assists and 32.4 boards per game, which is ranked 12th and 2nd in basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota
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