Chicago Sky vs. Minnesota Lynx - 7/17/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Lynx (10-3) vs. Chicago Sky (9-5)
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -7 -- Over/Under: 157.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, The U Too
The Chicago Sky and Minnesota Lynx square off Friday night at the Target Center.
The Chicago Sky look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Chicago Sky are averaging 85.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 79.4 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 24.7 points and 9.8 rebounds while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 17.6 points and 3.6 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 4.9 assists and Allie Quigley is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Chicago Sky have scored 81 or more points in seven of their last nine games and are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc. Now the Sky just have to improve their defense that is ranked last in the WNBA. The Sky are 4-4 SU on the road this season.
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The Minnesota Lynx look to remain hot after winning five of their last six games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 68.9 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 18.8 points and 7.1 rebounds while Seimone Augustus is averaging 15.4 points and 2.8 assists. Lindsay Whalen is dishing 4.5 assists and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx have allowed 60 or less points in three of their last five games and are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep. The Lynx have been the most consistent team in the WNBA this season. The Lynx are 5-1 SU on their home court this season.
The Sky are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Lynx are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.
The Sky don't play defense well enough to hang with the Lynx, which was shown when these teams met earlier in Chicago. I look for Minnsota to pull away late and cover this number.