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Chicago Sky vs. Minnesota Lynx - 7/5/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lynx vs. Sky

WNBA Basketball: Tuesday July 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)

the Line Lynx -10 -- Over/Under: 165 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Chicago Sky and Minnesota Lynx clash late Tuesday night at the Target Center on ESPN2.

The Chicago Sky could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 84.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 84.1 points on 42 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 20.3 points and seven rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 13 points and 3.2 assists. Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 4.8 assists and Tamera Young is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Sky are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost four straight road games.

Chicago Sky vs. Minnesota Lynx - 7/5/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Lynx look to build on their impressive 14-3 start to the season. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 85.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 18.5 points and 4.5 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13.7 points and 8.2 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 3.4 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.1 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won six of their last eight home games.

The Sky are 10-26 ATS in their last 36 vs. Western Conference and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lynx are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Sky are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota and 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.

I don't trust the Sky at all, as they refuse to play a lick of defense and continued to get beatdown by teams far less talented than they are. On the road against the Lynx, this one could get ugly. I don't like double-digit chalk, but the Sky leave me no choice here. 

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