Minnesota Lynx vs. New York Liberty - 8/28/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Liberty (18-8) vs. Minnesota Lynx (19-9)
WNBA Basketball: Friday August 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Liberty -1.5 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, MSG
The Minnesota Lynx and New York Liberty meet Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Minnesota Lynx look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 76.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 20.6 points and 6.9 rebounds while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. Lindsay Whalen is dishing 4.4 assists and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx have allowed 77 or more points in four of their last five games. The Lynx are 5-8 SU this season when allowing more than 75 points. The Lynx are 9-6 SU on the road and have lost four of their last six.
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The New York Liberty look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The New York Liberty are averaging 74.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 38 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.9 points and 8.9 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 15.3 points and 3.7 assists. Sugar Rodgers is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Tanisha Wright is dishing 3.5 assists. The New York Liberty have allowed 67 or less points in five of their last eight games and are 10-1 SU when allowing less than 70 points. The Liberty are 9-3 SU on their home court and have won six of their last seven. This is the Liberty’s first game in five days.
The Lynx are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Liberty are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 21-7 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Lynx have had trouble on the road this season, espeically as of late. The Liberty have been solid pretty much all season and have been on fire at MSG. Hard to turn down the home team and the tiny chalk.