Indiana Fever vs. Minnesota Lynx - 10/4/15 WNBA Finals Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Lynx (4-1) vs. Indiana Fever (4-2)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday October 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Fever and Minnesota Lynx meet in game one of the WNBA Finals Sunday at the Target Center.
The Indiana Fever are coming off a three-game series over the New York Liberty. The Indiana Fever are averaging 77.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 19.7 points and six rebounds while Marissa Coleman is averaging 12.3 points and three rebounds. Shenise Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Erlana Larkins is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Indiana Fever have allowed a combined 115 points in their last two games and have won eight straight when allowing less than 70 points. The Fever have won back-to-back series’ as the underdog. The Fever are 11-10 SU on the road and have split their last six.
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The Minnesota Lynx are coming off a sweep of the Phoenix Mercury. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 75.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 27.8 points and 6.8 rebounds while Seimone Augustus is averaging 13.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. Sylvia Fowles is grabbing 10 rebounds and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 3.4 assists. The Minnesota Lynx have allowed 71 or less points in six of their last 10 games and have won eight of their last 10 when allowing 75 or less points. The Lynx have had a full week of rest after sweeping the Mercury. The Lynx are 16-4 SU on their home court and have won four straight.
The Fever are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Lynx are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 WNBA Championship games. The over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Minnesota.
The Lynx have beaten the Fever in six straight meetings, as Indiana's last win over Minnesota came in 2012. When you add in the rest advantage and the fact Minny doesn't lose home playoff games, you have to side with the Lynx and the reasonable chalk here.