Atlanta Dream vs. Minnesota Lynx - 7/31/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Lynx (13-4) vs. Atlanta Dream (7-11)
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -12 -- Over/Under: 154 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access
The Atlanta Dream and Minnesota Lynx square off Friday night at the Target Center.
The Atlanta Dream need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 75.3 points on 40.3 percent shooting and are allowing 79.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 20.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while Reshanda Gray is averaging 13 points and two rebounds. Tiffany Hayes is dishing 1.8 assists and Aneika Henry is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are coming off a loss to the Stars in which they allowed 53.8 percent shooting from the field and eight threes. The Dream are 2-7 SU on the road, which includes losses in six of their last seven games. Sancho Lyttle and Cierra Burdick are questionable with foot injuries.
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The Minnesota Lynx look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 69.9 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 21.1 points and 7.3 rebounds while Lindsay Whalen is averaging 12.4 points and 4.4 assists. Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Asjha Jones is dishing 1.8 assists. The Minnesota Lynx have allowed 73 or less points in six of their last 10 games and are 11-0 SU when allowing 75 or less points. The Lynx are 7-2 SU on their home court, which includes includes wins in five of their last six games. Anna Cruz is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Dream are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Lynx are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest. The Dream are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Minnesota and 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
First game between these teams this season, as Atlanta really competed well with Minnesota last year, which includes a win and a loss that went into overtime. The Lynx are far better than the Dream this time around, but this is too much chalk for my taste. You guys know I shy away from double digits unless it's a huge mismatch. Give me the points.