New York Liberty vs. Minnesota Lynx - 7/15/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lynx vs. Liberty
WNBA Basketball: Friday July 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line Lynx -7.5 -- Over/Under: 157 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, MSG
The New York Liberty and Minnesota Lynx square off early Friday night at the Target Center.
The New York Liberty look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Liberty are averaging 83.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 22.2 points and 9.3 rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 16 points and 2.3 assists. Shavonte Zellous is dishing two assists and Kiah Stokes is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Liberty are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won seven of their last eight road games.
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The Minnesota Lynx look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 85.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 20.2 points and 4.4 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13 points and 8.1 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 3.7 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won six of their last eight home games.
The Liberty are 21-8-2 ATS in their last 31 road games and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lynx are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The Liberty are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Minnesota and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Liberty are 9-2 SU on the road this season and have beaten the Lynx in four of the last five meetings. This is a possible WNBA Finals preview. I'm going to take the points here, as this game should be back and forth and could come down to the last shot.