Minnesota Lynx vs New York Liberty Prediction, 6/7/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs New York Liberty
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: WNBA League Pass
Barclays Center is the venue where and the New York Liberty (4-2) will take on the Minnesota Lynx (1-6) on Wednesday.
The Minnesota Lynx stepped onto the hardwood against the Washington Mystics and notched a win by a score of 80-78 in their last contest. Minnesota ended the game having earned a 44.4% FG percentage (28 of 63) and converted 9 of their 24 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Lynx converted 15 of 17 attempts for a rate of 88.2%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 39 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 19 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When it comes to defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to shoot 39.4% from the field on 28 out of 71 shooting. Washington recorded 7 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. Moreover, Washington collected 31 boards (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. Washington finished the game at 92.9% at the free throw line by converting 13 of their 14 attempts. They made 9 of their 30 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Kayla McBride is a player who came through for the game. She scored 24 points on 9 of 19 shooting. She played 34 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. McBride ended up going 47.4% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist.
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Minnesota comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 1-6 so far this year. They cough up possession 14.7 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Minnesota is pulling in 34.7 boards per game and has accumulated 128 assists this year, which has them ranked 5th in basketball in terms of passing. The Lynx are hitting 33.3% from downtown (48 of 144) and 84.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 78.6 points per outing (9th in basketball) on 41.8% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Lynx are able to force 12.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.7 personal fouls. They surrender 35.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 9th in basketball in PPG allowed (86.4). The Lynx defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 44.6% (84 of 131) and they surrender 33.3 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 12th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 157 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the New York Liberty took a defeat with a final score of 86-82 when they faced the Chicago Sky. The Liberty were able to collect 34 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for the contest. They turned it over 16 times, while recording 7 steals in the game. The Sky had 13 fouls for this contest which got the Liberty to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw tries for a rate of 71.4%. Regarding shots from beyond the perimeter, New York made 6 out of their 25 attempts (24.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Liberty ended up going 33 for 74 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.6%. The Liberty allowed the Sky to make 30 out of their 67 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 44.8% for the game. They finished 39.1% from 3-point land by going 9 out of 23 and finished the game at 17 of 27 at the charity stripe (63.0%). In relation to attacking the glass, New York permitted Chicago to pull down 34 in all (6 offensive).
Courtney Vandersloot was important for the Liberty for the contest. She made 6 of 9 for this game for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 8 rebounds. Vandersloot totaled 18 points in her 31 minutes on the court and accounted for 10 assists for the matchup.
New York has a win-loss mark of 4-2 this year. As an offense, the Liberty are hitting on 44.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 3rd in basketball. New York has totaled 480 pts this year (80.0 per contest) and they average 36.0 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 23.7 times per game (1st in the WNBA) and they turn it over 15.0 times per game. The Liberty are committing 17.3 fouls per contest and they go 80.5% from the free throw line. The Liberty on the defensive end are ranked 4th in basketball in points given up per game with 76.3. The New York defense gives up 35.7% from downtown (45 of 126) and their opponents are making 74.8% of their foul shots. They give up 17.0 assists and 34.5 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 1st and 3rd in the WNBA. They are able to force 12.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.3% from the field (3rd in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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