Indiana Fever vs. Minnesota Lynx - 10/6/15 WNBA Finals Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Lynx (4-2) vs. Indiana Fever (5-2)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday October 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -6 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds
The Indiana Fever and Minnesota Lynx play game two of the WNBA Finals Tuesday at the Target Center.
The Indiana Fever look to take a commanding 2-0 lead and have won five of their last six games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 77.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Tamika Catchings is averaging 18.6 points and six rebounds while Marissa Coleman is averaging 12.9 points and 2.9 rebounds. Shenise Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Briann January is dishing 4.9 assists. The Indiana Fever have allowed 69 or less points in three straight games and have won nine straight when allowing less than 70 points. The Fever allowed 41.9 percent shooting in their game one victory. The Fever are 12-10 SU on the road and have split their last eight.
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The Minnesota Lynx look for a bounce back victory and have won five of their last eight games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 75.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 27.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while Seimone Augustus is averaging 13 points and 2.8 assists. Sylvia Fowles is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 3.5 assists. The Minnesota Lynx have scored under 70 points in four of their last seven games and have lost six of their last eight when that's the case. The Lynx can’t drop this game if they hope to win the series. The Lynx are 16-5 SU on their home court and have won six of their last eight.
The Fever are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Lynx are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Fever are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota.
While I think the Lynx win this game simply because they have to in orer to have any shot of winning the title. However, the Fever are playing too well at the moment to lay this many points. I expect another game to come down to the wire.