Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 9/10/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Indiana Fever
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Youtube TV
The Indiana Fever (12-26) play the Minnesota Lynx (19-19) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday.
The Minnesota Lynx stepped onto the hardwood against the Phoenix Mercury and notched a win by a score of 86-73 in their last game. Minnesota ended the contest having earned a 43.1% field goal percentage (31 of 72) and made 9 out of their 21 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Lynx made 15 of their 22 shots for a rate of 68.2%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 41 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 28 dimes for this game while creating 12 turnovers and having 6 steals. In regard to defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to go 36.8% from the floor on 25 of 68 shooting. Phoenix distributed 9 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. In addition, Phoenix collected 37 rebounds (9 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 1 block. Phoenix finished 72.7% from the charity stripe by burying 16 of 22 attempts. They buried 7 of 14 tries from distance.
Kayla McBride is one player who played a role in this matchup. She totaled 23 points on 9 out of 20 shooting. She was on the court for 32 minutes and snagged 2 boards. McBride finished the game at 45.0% from the floor and recorded 4 dimes.
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Minnesota heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 19-19 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 13.3 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Minnesota is grabbing 34.5 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 739 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 6th in the league in terms of passing. The Lynx are connecting on 32.5% on shots from downtown (258 of 793) and 80.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 80.2 pts per contest (9th in the league) while hitting 43.4% from the field. On defense, the Lynx are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They give up 35.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 10th in the league in PPG allowed (84.7). The Lynx defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.5% (477 of 682) and they surrender 35.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 10th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 781 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Indiana Fever took a defeat with a final score of 96-69 when they faced the Chicago Sky. The Fever collected 26 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 31 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while earning 6 steals in this game. The Sky committed 20 personal fouls in the game which got the Fever to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They were able to convert 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 72.7%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Indiana made 5 out of 16 tries (31.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Fever ended up going 24 for 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.0%. The Fever permitted the Sky to make 38 out of their 77 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.4% for the game. They finished 43.8% from downtown by shooting 14 out of 32 and finished the contest at 6 out of 7 at the free throw line (85.7%). Concerning attacking the glass, Indiana allowed Chicago to grab 35 in total (5 offensive).
NaLyssa Smith pitched in for the Fever for the matchup. She buried 6 out of 15 in this matchup giving her a rate of 40.0%, and accounted for 7 rebounds. Smith earned 16 points in her 27 minutes of playing time and earned 1 assist in this contest.
Indiana has a record of 12-26 for the campaign. The Fever commit 19.7 fouls per game and they go 79.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 18.3 times per contest (11th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.1 times per game. Indiana has scored 3,094 points on the season (81.4 per contest) and they collect 34.2 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Fever are shooting 44.3% from the field, which has them ranked 5th in the league. The Fever defensively are ranked 12th in the league in PPG allowed with 85.6. They have forced 12.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (9th in the WNBA). The Indiana defense concedes 37.8% on shots from beyond the arc (331 of 875) and opponents are connecting on 80.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 20.2 dimes and 32.5 rebounds per contest, which is 9th and 2nd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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