Minnesota Lynx vs. New York Liberty - 5/31/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Liberty vs. Lynx
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Liberty +5 -- Over/Under: 154.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 2
The Minnesota Lynx and New York Liberty play Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden on ESPN2.
The Minnesota Lynx look to continue flexing their muscle after an impressive 5-0 start. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 85.8 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 21.8 points and 5.8 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.8 points and 9.8 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 3.6 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 86 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 26.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have split their last 10 road games.
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The New York Liberty look for a win in order to get a game above a .500 record. The New York Liberty are averaging 79.2 points on 39.6 percent shooting and allowing 77.8 points on 33.9 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 22.5 points and 12 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 16.5 points and 2.3 assists. Lindsey Harding is dishing 4.3 assists and Kiah Stokes is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have split their last 10 home games.
The Lynx are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Liberty are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 home games. The Lynx are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
I've been high on the Liberty heading into the season, but there's been no reason to bet against the Lynx. Minnesota is proving its head and shoulders the best team in the league and has already proven itself on the road. Have the take Minny and the small line against a New York team that's been hit or miss thus far.