Minnesota Lynx vs. Seattle Storm - 5/22/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Storm vs. Minnesota Lynx
WNBA Basketball: Sunday May 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Key Arena)
The Line: Seattle Storm +8 -- Over/Under: 156 See the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm square off early Sunday night at the Key Arena.
The Minnesota Lynx look to build on their fast 2-0 start to the season. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 96 points on 52.8 percent shooting and allowing 78 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 24.5 points and eight assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 20.5 points and 13.5 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is dishing 4.5 assists and Natasha Howard is grabbing five rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 86.5 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 26.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have lost four of their last six road games.
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The Seattle Storm look for a big win to get a game above a .500 record. The Seattle Storm are averaging 73.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 88 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Jewell Loyd is averaging 25 points and 3.5 assists while Breanna Stewart is averaging 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Sue Bird is dishing 2.5 assists and Crystal Langhorne is grabbing six rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Storm are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have split their last eight home games.
The Lynx are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Storm are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Lynx are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Seattle and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Storm have found some offensive punch with Loyd and Stewart leading the way. This is also Seattle's season opener, so the place should be rocking a little bit. We all know the Lynx are the best team in the league, but they haven't been great on the road, and the Storm have some girls who can score.
I'll take a stab with the home team and the points.