Lynx vs Wings Prediction WNBA Picks 7/12

Lynx vs Wings Prediction WNBA Picks 7/12

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Introduction

The Dallas Wings are set to face the Minnesota Lynx in a Western Conference battle. Coming off a victory led by Arike Ogunbowale's impressive 28-point outing, the Wings aim to continue their winning momentum. This article provides a comprehensive preview of the upcoming game, highlighting the strengths of both teams.

 

Team Breakdown

Dallas Wings

The Dallas Wings, with a season record of 10-9 (6-5 in Western Conference), have shown resilience and consistency throughout the campaign. Offensively, the Wings have been led by the talented duo of Satou Sabally and Arike Ogunbowale. Sabally has been dominant, averaging 17.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. Ogunbowale, coming off a stellar performance, has showcased her scoring ability, averaging 21.0 points over the last 10 games.

Defensively, the Wings have been solid, allowing an average of 80.7 points per game in their last 10 outings. With their ability to generate steals and blocks, they have been effective in disrupting opponents' offensive flow. Despite the absence of Lou Lopez Senechal and Diamond DeShields due to injuries, the Wings have proven their depth and ability to overcome challenges.

 

Minnesota Lynx

The Minnesota Lynx, with a record of 9-10 (7-5 in Western Conference), face a tough test against the Wings. Offensively, the Lynx have relied heavily on Napheesa Collier, who is averaging an impressive 21.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Lindsay Allen has been the key playmaker, averaging 4.2 assists per game. However, the Lynx will need additional contributions from players like Kayla McBride to match the firepower of the Wings.

Defensively, the Lynx have shown some vulnerability, allowing an average of 84.1 points per game in their last 10 matches. With multiple players listed as out due to injuries, including Aerial Powers, Jessica Shepard, Tiffany Mitchell, and Natalie Achonwa, the Lynx face a challenging task against a determined Wings team.

 

Prediction

Considering the recent performances and overall strengths of both teams, the Dallas Wings are well-positioned to secure a victory in this matchup. The combination of Satou Sabally's dominance and Arike Ogunbowale's scoring prowess provides the Wings with a potent offensive attack that the Lynx will struggle to contain.

Defensively, the Wings have displayed consistency, limiting their opponents to an average of 80.7 points per game. With their ability to generate steals and blocks, they can disrupt the Lynx's offensive flow and make it difficult for their key players, such as Napheesa Collier, to find their rhythm.

Considering the Lynx's injury concerns and defensive vulnerabilities, our prediction leans toward the Dallas Wings winning the game. Expect the Wings to capitalize on their offensive firepower and outperform the Lynx, securing a well-deserved victory on the road.

Pick: Dallas Wings ML -120

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