Minnesota Lynx vs. Connecticut Sun - 8/26/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sun vs. Lynx
WNBA Basketball: Friday August 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line: Sun +8.5 --- Over/Under: 158.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Minnesota Lynx and Connecticut Sun play Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Minnesota Lynx look to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 85.8 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 19.4 points and 4.4 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13.2 points and 8.5 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing four assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won six of their last eight road games.
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The Connecticut Sun look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 81.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 85.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 13.8 points and 2.6 assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 11.3 points and six rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is dishing 4.9 assists and Camille Little is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost six of their last nine home games.
The Lynx are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss. The Sun are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The last two meetings between these teams went into overtime and the Lynx had four players who played in the olympics. The Sun should be well rested and ready to give a battle here.