Atlanta Dream vs. Minnesota Lynx - 9/17/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lynx vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Saturday September 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Lynx -9 -- Over/Under: 164 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, Fox Sports North Plus, FOX Sports Southeast
The Atlanta Dream and Minnesota Lynx square off early Saturday night at the Target Center on NBATV.
The Atlanta Dream look for some consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 81.6 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 83.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19.5 points and 2.7 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 14.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Layshia Clarendon is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Minnesota Lynx look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 85.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 76.7 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 19.4 points and 4.2 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13.5 points and 8.7 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 3.9 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won nine straight home games.
The Dream are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Lynx are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games. The Dream are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 5-14 ATS in the last 19 meetings overall.
Minnesota has beaten Atlanta in five straight meetings and a lot of those games weren't even close. However, the Lynx are playing on the end of a back to back and may start to rest some players with the playoffs coming up. The Dream are still playing for playoff positioning. I'll take my chances with the points here.