Connecticut Sun vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction, 6/1/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Sun vs Minnesota Lynx
Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023
Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Youtube TV
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut (-1.5)
The Connecticut Sun (4-1) go to Target Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Minnesota Lynx (0-5). Minnesota opens this contest as 1.5 point underdogs. The over/under is set at 163.
The Connecticut Sun faced off with the Indiana Fever and went home with a win by a final score of 81-78 in their last contest. Connecticut wrapped up the game with a 40.3% field goal percentage (29 out of 72) and converted 7 of their 21 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Sun knocked down 16 of their 22 attempts for a rate of 72.7%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 45 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 22 assists in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In relation to the defense, Connecticut allowed 42.5% from the field on 31 out of 73 shooting. Indiana distributed 16 assists and had 5 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Indiana grabbed 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Indiana finished the contest at 85.7% when shooting free throws by converting 12 of their 14 tries. They converted 4 out of their 21 shots from distance.
Tiffany Hayes is a player who was a major contributor in this contest. She ended up finishing with 22 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. She was on the court for 29 minutes played and also collected 5 boards. Hayes finished shooting 63.6% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes.
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Connecticut enters this contest with a record of 4-1 for the season. They are averaging 76.8 points per game (8th in basketball) on 38.2% from the field. The Sun are connecting on 31.7% on shots from distance (32 of 101) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Connecticut is pulling down 39.4 boards per game and is sitting with 88 assists for the year, which has them ranked 5th in basketball in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 12.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest. When they are on the defensive end, the Sun are able to force 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.6 fouls. The Sun are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 40.8% (67 of 108) and they relinquish 36.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 11th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 92 conceded on the season. They are giving up 25.9% on 3-point attempts and they are 3rd in the league in PPG from their opponents (75.0).
In their last game, the Minnesota Lynx walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 94-89 when they played the Dallas Wings. The Lynx snagged 27 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 34 in this matchup. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while recording 3 steals in this game. The Wings were called for 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Lynx to the charity stripe for 17 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throws for a rate of 82.4%. In reference to shots from distance, Minnesota made 9 of their 18 tries (50.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Lynx went 33 for 68 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.5%. The Lynx allowed the Wings to convert 33 out of their 75 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 44.0% for the matchup. They finished 34.8% from downtown by going 8 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 22 at the charity stripe (90.9%). When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Minnesota permitted Dallas to collect 36 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Jessica Shepard was important for the Lynx for the matchup. She converted 6 out of 7 for this contest giving her a field goal percentage of 85.7%, and tallied 10 rebounds. Shepard earned 15 points in her 40 mins on the hardwood and had 5 dimes for the matchup.
Minnesota has a mark of 0-5 this year. The Lynx commit 19.2 fouls per game and they shoot 83.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 18.6 times per game (7th in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.6 times per game. Minnesota has totaled 386 pts on the season (77.2 per contest) and they snag 34.4 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Lynx are shooting 40.7% from the field, which is 7th in the league. The Lynx on defense are ranked 10th in the league in points allowed per game with 87.6. The Minnesota defense gives up 37.2% on 3-point shots (51 of 137) and opponents are knocking down 92.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 22.8 dimes and 34.6 total boards per game, which ranks them 12th and 4th in the league. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut (-1.5)
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