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Connecticut Sun vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/17/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Lynx (19-13) vs. Connecticut Sun (17-15)
Date & Time Friday August 17, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Connecticut Sun -7 -- Over/Under: 165
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, NBCSB
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WNBA | Minnesota Lynx (19-13) vs. Connecticut Sun (17-15)
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The Minnesota Lynx and Connecticut Sun meet Friday in WNBA action at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

The Minnesota Lynx could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 78.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 77.6 points on 44 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 18.3 points and 2.5 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 17.2 points and 11.9 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won four of their last six road games.

The Connecticut Sun look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 87.3 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 81.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Chiney Ogwumike is averaging 14.4 points and 7.3 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 12.6 points and three assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Jonquel Jones is dishing 1.5 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won each of their last five home games.

The Lynx are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Sun are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Lynx are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Connecticut, 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Connecticut Sun have won three straight games against the Lynx and the last two contests weren't close. It might be time to write off the Lynx, as this team has been inconsistent all year and hasn't shown any signs of turning things around. The Connecticut Sun are back on one of those hot streaks and are outscoring teams by 9.2 points in their last five games. With all that said, I can't leave this many points on the table. The Minnesota Lynx are still a highly talented and experienced team, capable of beating anyone any given night. Seven points? Can't do it.

Pick:
Minnesota Lynx +7

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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