Minnesota Lynx vs. Chicago Sky - 7/10/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Sky (6-5) vs. Minnesota Lynx (8-2)
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: Chicago Sky +2 -- Over/Under: 157.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, The U Too
The Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky square off Friday night at the Allstate Arena.
The Minnesota Lynx look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 76.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and are allowing 67.8 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 17 points and 6.6 rebounds while Seimone Augustus is averaging 15.4 points and 2.9 assists. Lindsay Whalen is dishing 4.1 assists and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 8.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and have held four of their last six opponents to 59 or less points. This will be the Lynx’s first game in a week. The Lynx are 4-1 SU on the road, which includes three straight wins.
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The Chicago Sky look to keep rolling after winning four of their last six games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 84.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 81.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 27.2 points and 9.9 rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 16.3 points and 2.4 assists. Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 5.1 assists and Allie Quigley is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Chicago Sky have scored no less than 71 points in eight straight games. However, the Sky have the worst defense in the WNBA, allowing 81.4 points per game. The Sky are 2-1 SU on their home court, and this will be their first home game of July.
The Lynx are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Sky are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I love the Sky, but they play little to no defense, which isn't good against the more talented teams in the league. The Lynx are far more balanced and have proved they can win on the road. Give me Minnesota in this spot.