Atlanta Dream vs. Minnesota Lynx - 7/20/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lynx vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday July 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line Lynx -12 -- Over/Under: 163 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Atlanta Dream and Minnesota Lynx meet Wednesday afternoon at the Target Center.
The Atlanta Dream look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 81.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 83.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 18.9 points and 2.7 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 15.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Layshia Clarendon is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 27.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost six of their last seven road games.
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The Minnesota Lynx look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 86.2 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 20 points and 4.4 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 12.9 points and 8.5 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing four assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won four straight home games.
The Dream are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Lynx are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Dream are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota and 5-13 ATS in the last 18 meetings overall.
The Lynx have beaten the Dream in eight of the last 10 meetings and won this years matchup last month by a score of 110-78. So, while you guys know I hate big chalk, you almost have no choice but to side with Minnesota by double digits. The history and trends all lean towards Minny.