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Chicago Sky vs. Minnesota Lynx - 7/7/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Lynx (11-7) vs. Chicago Sky (6-12)
Date & Time Saturday July 7, 2018, 9:30 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Chicago Sky +8 -- Over/Under: 166
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WNBA | Minnesota Lynx (11-7) vs. Chicago Sky (6-12)

The Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.

The Minnesota Lynx look to keep the ball rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 80 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 19.1 points and 2.6 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 17.7 points and 11.8 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won four of their last five road games.

The Chicago Sky could use a feel good victory here after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 81.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 89.1 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 16.8 points and 2.6 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.8 points and 4.9 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Cheyenne Parker is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last six home games.

The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sky are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 8-19 ATS in their last 27 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference. The Lynx are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Chicago, 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Chicago Sky are still one of those teams you can blindly fade and make a nice profit. While piling up these losses, the Sky aren't covering these numbers despite being big underdogs. The Sky are also being outscored by 7.6 points on the season, 5.9 points at home and 2.6 points in their alst five games. While some of those numbers have improved, there's little positive with Chicago right now. The Minnesota Lynx turned their seaso naround a couple of weeks ago and have a history of beating the snot out of the Sky. I'll take the Lynx by double digits.

Minnesota Lynx -8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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