Indiana Fever vs. Minnesota Lynx - 10/14/15 WNBA Finals Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Lynx (6-3) vs. Indiana Fever (6-3)
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday October 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -5.5 -- Over/Under: 146 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Fever and Minnesota Lynx play a deciding game five Wednesday night for the WNBA title.
The Indiana Fever are looking for their first WNBA championship with a victory here. The Indiana Fever are averaging 77.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 16.8 points and 6.8 rebounds while Marissa Coleman is averaging 12.7 points and 2.4 rebounds. Shenise Johnson is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Briann January is dishing 5.2 assists. The Indiana Fever are coming off a game four victory in which they shot 49 percent from the field and scored 39 second half points. The Fever have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least 75 points. The Fever are 12-11 SU on the road and have split their last eight.
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The Minnesota Lynx look for their third WNBA championship crown, all of which have come since 2011. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 75.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 26.1 points and 7.6 rebounds while Seimone Augustus is averaging 12.8 points and 2.6 assists. Sylvia Fowles is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 3.4 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are coming off a game four loss in which they shot 44.1 percent from the field and scored 23 points in the fourth quarter. The Lynx have to be better offensively, as they’ve won 10 straight when scoring at least 75 points. The Lynx are 17-5 SU on their home court and have won five of their last six.
The Fever are 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Lynx are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 WNBA Championship games. The Fever are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.
Besides the fourth quarter of game two, you can make an argument that the Fever have outplayed the Lynx for majority of this series. In fact, the Fever could have easily ended this series a while ago. Beating Maya Moore at home in an elimination game is going to be extremely hard. However, not impossible, and given what we've seen so far this series, the points will likely come in handy.