Indiana Fever vs. Minnesota Lynx - 5/27/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lynx vs. Fever
WNBA Basketball: Friday May 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Lynx -11.5 -- Over/Under: 170.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Indiana Fever and Minnesota Lynx square off early Friday night at the Target Center.
The Indiana Fever look for another win after a solid 2-1 start to the season. The Indiana Fever are averaging 90 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 89.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Tiffany Mitchell is averaging 13.3 points and one assist while Shenise Johnson is averaging 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. Tamika Catchings is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Erlana Larkins is dishing two assists. The Indiana Fever are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Fever are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have won five of their last eight road games.
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The Minnesota Lynx look for another win after an impressive 4-0 start to the season. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 88.8 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 76.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 25 points and 5.3 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 18.5 points and 10.8 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Natasha Howard is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 89.6 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 27.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Fever are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Lynx are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Both teams are shooting a high percentage from the field and have been scoring at will to start the season. So, while the trends lead towards the under, I like the over in a way to avoid the big chalk which you guys know I hate. I expect a few fireworks with the way both teams are shooting the rock.