Minnesota Lynx vs. Chicago Sky - 5/18/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Sky vs. Minnesota Lynx
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: Chicago Sky +1.5 -- Over/Under: 162 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky square off Wednesday afternoon at the Allstate Arena.
The Minnesota Lynx are coming off a solid opening victory over the Mercury. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 95 points on 51.4 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 45 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 27 points and 10 assists while Seimone Augustus is averaging 21 points and three rebounds. Sylvia Fowles is grabbing 14 rebounds and Lindsay Whalen is dishing three assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 85.7 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Chicago Sky are coming off a opening victory over the Connecticut Sun. The Chicago Sky are averaging 93 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 33.8 percent shooting. Courtney Vandersloot is averaging 14 points and seven assists while Cappie Pondexter is averaging 13 points and two rebounds. Jessica Breland is grabbing nine rebounds and Jamierra Faulkner is dishing six assists. The Sky are shooting zero percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have won five of their last six home games.
The Lynx are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Sky are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
I'm very high on the Sky this season due to their offensive firepower. The Sky scored 93 points in their opening game and that was without Elena Delle Donne on the court. Yikes. While the Lynx are probably the best team in the league, I'm siding with the Sky at home.