Minnesota Lynx vs Los Angeles Sparks Prediction, 6/20/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Los Angeles Sparks
Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Location: crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Youtube TV
The Los Angeles Sparks (5-6) host the Minnesota Lynx (3-8) at crypto.com Arena on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Lynx took the court against the Las Vegas Aces and ended up losing by a score of 93-62 in their last game. Minnesota wrapped up the game having earned a 33.3% field goal percentage (25 out of 75) and made 4 of their 24 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Lynx made 8 of their 9 attempts for a rate of 88.9%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 42 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 dimes for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 5 turnovers and earning 3 steals. When it comes to the defense, Minnesota allowed 47.3% from the field on 35 out of 74 shooting. Las Vegas recorded 7 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Las Vegas collected 39 boards (7 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 9 blocked shots. Las Vegas ended up going 86.7% from the charity stripe by converting 13 of their 15 tries. They also converted 10 of their 30 shots from 3-point land.
Napheesa Collier is someone who was a factor in this matchup. She left the arena with 18 points on 6 of 15 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 26 minutes played and also snagged 7 rebounds. Collier finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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Minnesota comes into this one with a mark of 3-8 for the campaign. The Lynx are hitting 30.6% on 3-pointers (70 of 229) and 83.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 77.2 pts per game (10th in the league) while hitting 41.5% from the floor. They are turning it over 13.8 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Minnesota is pulling down 35.5 rebounds per game and has totaled 195 assists for the year, which has them ranked 10th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Lynx are forcing 11.1 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 fouls. They are conceding 34.4% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 7th in basketball in PPG allowed (84.3). The Lynx are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 44.6% (122 of 209) and they surrender 32.7 boards per game as a unit. They are 12th in the league in giving up assists with 237 relinquished for the campaign.
In their last game, the Los Angeles Sparks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 83-74 when they faced the Connecticut Sun. The Sparks were able to collect 24 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in this contest. They turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 5 steals for the matchup. The Sun earned 18 fouls for the contest which took the Sparks to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 93.3%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Los Angeles made 4 out of 19 attempts (21.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Sparks finished 28 out of 68 from the field which gave them a rate of 41.2%. The Sparks permitted the Sun to convert 34 out of 64 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 53.1% for the contest. They went 40.0% from beyond the arc by going 6 of 15 and finished the contest at 9 of 11 at the free throw line (81.8%). In the matter of rebounding, Los Angeles allowed Connecticut to snag 29 overall (2 on the offensive side).
Nneka Ogwumike was important for the Sparks in this game. She converted 7 out of 20 for this contest for a field goal rate of 35.0%, and totaled 15 rebounds. Ogwumike racked up 19 points in her 36 mins on the court and had 5 dimes in this game.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 5-6 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Sparks are hitting on 43.2% from the floor, which ranks 8th in basketball. Los Angeles has scored 886 points for the season (80.5 per contest) and they pull down 31.8 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 20.0 times per contest (6th in the league) and they are turning it over 12.1 times per contest. The Sparks are committing 18.1 fouls per game and they hit 81.9% from the charity stripe. The Sparks on the defensive end are ranked 5th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 79.6. The Los Angeles defense allows 31.0% on shots from distance (77 of 248) and their opponents are knocking down 80.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 18.4 assists and 34.5 rebounds per game, ranking them 2nd and 6th in basketball. They are forcing 15.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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