Minnesota Lynx vs. Atlanta Dream - 8/14/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Dream (8-14) vs. Minnesota Lynx (17-6)
WNBA Basketball: Friday August 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Dream +8 -- Over/Under: 156.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, SportSouth, Fox Sports North Plus
The Minnesota Lynx and Atlanta Dream square off Friday night at the Philips Arena.
The Minnesota Lynx look to keep rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 20.9 points and 7.1 rebounds while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13.1 points and 5.7 rebounds. Lindsay Whalen is dishing 4.1 assists and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx have topped 80 points in four of their last seven games and are 9-1 SU when scoring at least 80 points. The Lynx are 7-4 SU on the road and have split their last six. The Lynx are 1-2 SU on the road in the month of August.
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The Atlanta Dream need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 75.9 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 81.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19.7 points and 5.8 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 11.9 points and 1.9 assists. Roneeka Hodges is dishing 1.4 assists and Aneika Henry is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are coming off a win over the Tulsa Shock in which they scored 98 points and shot 50.7 percent from the field. The Dream are 5-5 SU on their home court and have split their last eight. This is just the Dream’s second home game since July 15th.
The Lynx are 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Dream are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS win. The Lynx are 12-4 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
Minnsota has won five of the last six meetings against Atlanta, including when they met a couple of weeks ago. However, the Dream are somewhat decent on their home court and have to be thrilled to be back. I'll take the points.