Minnesota Lynx vs. Connecticut Sun - 7/7/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sun vs. Lynx
WNBA Basketball: Thursday July 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Mohegan Sun Arena)
The Line Sun +11.5 -- Over/Under: 164.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Minnesota Lynx and Connecticut Sun square off Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Minnesota Lynx look to build on their impressive 15-3 start to the season. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 85.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 76.9 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 19.3 points and 4.3 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13.8 points and 8.1 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 3.5 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.1 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won eight of their last nine road games.
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The Connecticut Sun could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 80.3 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 87.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Alex Bentley is averaging 14.4 points and 2.5 assists while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 10.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Camille Little is dishing 1.9 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 70.1 percent from the free throw line. The Sun are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Lynx are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sun are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Sun must be happy to return home after being on the road for four games. Two of Connecticut's four wins have also come at home, so they play better in front of their fans. Also, three of the last four meetings between these two teams have been decided by six or less points. Give me the free buckets and the home team.