Minnesota Lynx (3-5) vs. Connecticut Sun (6-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday June 9, 2018, 2:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Connecticut Sun -2.5 -- Over/Under: 162.5
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The Minnesota Lynx and Connecticut Sun meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Minnesota Lynx need another big road victory to rebound from a slow 3-5 start to the WNBA season. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 78 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.4 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 17.6 points and 1.8 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 16.8 points and 11.9 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have lost three of their last four road games.
The Connecticut Sun look t remain unbeaten at home while building on their impressive 6-1 record. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 93.1 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Alyssa Thomas is averaging 14.1 points and 10.7 rebounds while Jasmine Thomas is averaging 13.4 points and 5.3 assists. Chiney Ogwumike is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Bentley is dishing 2.4 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.1 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won 13 of their last 15 home games.
The Lynx are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Sun are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lynx are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Connecticut Sun have been head and shoulders the best team in the league so far this season, and they're outscoring teams by 17.7 points at home. The Minnesota Lynx are coming off a solid road victory, but they're not playing at the level we expected and have gotten torhed defensively on the road this season. The Lynx will eventually return to form and become a team tough to bet against, but for now, you have to lay the bucket with the Sun at home. The Connecticut Sun have been too consistent to ignore.