Seattle Storm vs. Minnesota Lynx - 7/22/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lynx vs. Storm
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line Lynx -14 -- Over/Under: 158 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, Fox Sports North Plus
The Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx clash late Friday night at the Target Center.
The Seattle Storm look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 80.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 81.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 19.3 points and 9.3 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.5 points and three assists. Sue Bird is the third double-digit scorer and Crystal Langhorne is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Storm are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Minnesota Lynx look to build on their impressive five-game winning streak. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 86.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 19.3 points and 4.4 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 12.9 points and 8.4 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing four assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won five straight home games.
The Storm are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lynx are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Storm are 4-13 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Minnesota.
I'm not touching this line given how the Storm have looked lately. Seattle has improved its play and looks like a team that could sneak into the playoffs. Instead, I'd side with the over. Both clubs can put the ball in the hoop and the over is 5-2 in the Lynx's last seven home games.