San Antonio Stars vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/11/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Lynx (16-6) vs. San Antonio Stars (7-16)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday August 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -13.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access
The San Antonio Stars and Minnesota Lynx play Tuesday night at the Target Center.
The San Antonio Stars need a win after losing four of their last six games. The San Antonio Stars are averaging 71.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting and are allowing 77.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Jia Perkins is averaging 14.5 points and 1.5 assists while Kayla McBride is averaging 14.5 points and 3.1 rebounds. Sophia Young-Malcolm is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Danielle Robinson is dishing 5.3 assists. The San Antonio Stars have scored 63 or less points in three of their last five games and are shooting 32.1 percent from deep on the season. The Stars have won three straight when scoring at least 80 points. The Stars are 0-11 SU on the road and are playing their third road game in the month of August.
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The Minnesota Lynx look to remain hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.1 points on 45 percent shooting and are allowing 70.8 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 20.4 points and 7.1 rebounds while Lindsay Whalen is averaging 12.4 points and 4.1 assists. Sylvia Fowles is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Rebekkah Brunson is dishing 1.7 assists. The Minnesota Lynx have scored 72 or less points in three straight games but are 11-3 SU when scoring at least 75 points. This is Minnesota’s second home game of August. The Lynx are 9-2 SU on their home court and have won seven of their last eight.
The Stars are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Lynx are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Stars are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Minnesota and 3-9-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings overall.
Minnesota has beaten San Antonio in nine of the last 10 meetings, and a lot of those games weren't even close. However, I simply can't pass down this many free points. I don't love the pick but if forced to side with a team here, I'm taking the Stars and the points.