Minnesota Lynx (15-13) vs. Chicago Sky (10-18)
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 7, 2018, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Sky +2 -- Over/Under: 164.5
TWITTER, THE U TOO
The Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.
The Minnesota Lynx need a bounce back victory after losing six of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 78 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 77.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 17.4 points and 2.5 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 17.1 points and 11.6 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have split their last six road games.
The Chicago Sky could also use a victory here after losing six of their last nine games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 82.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 90 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 15.9 points and 2.5 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost three of their last four home games.
The Lynx are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Sky are 10-22 ATS in their last 32 home games, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Lynx are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago, 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
I'm ready to throw my hands up with the Minnesota Lynx, as there's clearly something going on with this team. This was the title favorites coming into the season and its pretty much the same roster from a year ago, but these strange losses are getting annoying. With that said, the Chicago Sky are awful and aren't a team I'm betting with low chalk. If you're betting the Sky here, you're basically saying they should win outright. The Lynx need a win in order to position themselves in the playoff standings. I'll take the Lynx here.