Minnesota Lynx at Chicago Sky
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 10, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Sky +1 -- Over/Under: 160.5
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The Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.
The Minnesota Lynx look for a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Odyssey Sims is averaging 16.2 points and 5.6 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.6 points and 9.6 rebounds. Napheesa Collier is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is dishing 3.2 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have split their last six road games.
The Chicago Sky also need a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Chicago Sky are averaging 78.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 80.4 points on 42 percent shooting. Diamond DeShields is averaging 14.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while Allie Quigley is averaging 12.1 points and 2.9 assists. Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 8.2 assists and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 84.4 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have won five of their last seven home games.
The Lynx are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sky are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Lynx are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Chicago. The over is 56-27-1 in Sky last 84 home games. The over is 4-1 in Lynx last 5 overall.
The Chicago Sky don't head into this gam playing good basketball, but they've been one of the better home teams in the league where they've won five of their last seven and win by an average of 4.9 points while shooting 45 percent from the field. The Minnesota Lynx have been hit or miss on the road this season, as they're a team that's done most of its damage at home. The Lynx also aren't nearly as good defensively as they were when they started the season. That's a concern against a Sky team that can shoot it. I'll back the home team in this near toss-up.