Minnesota Lynx (0-1) vs. Dallas Wings (1-1)
|Date & Time||Wednesday May 23, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -13.5 -- Over/Under: 166.5
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The Dallas Wings and Minnesota Lynx meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Target Center.
The Dallas Wings look to get a game above a .500 record with a big road victory here. The Dallas Wings are averaging 89.5 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 82 points on 38 percent shooting. Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 21.5 points and 5.5 assists while Elizabeth Cambage is averaging 19.5 points and nine rebounds. Kaela Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Karima Christmas-Kelly is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 27 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
The Minnesota Lynx need a bounce back performance after losing a heartbreaker in their opener to the Los Angeles Sparks. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 76 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Lindsay Whalen is averaging 17 points and nine assists while Rebekkah Brunson is averaging 15 points and nine rebounds. Sylvia Fowles is the third double-digit scorer and Maya Moore is grabbing seven rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 86.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 16.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have have won 12 of their last 15 home games.
The Wings are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Wednesday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lynx are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Wings are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Dallas Wings have a history of playing the Lynx close, as four of the last eight meetings have been decided by seven or less points. The Minnesota Lynx will be eager to get that nasty taste out of their mouth after a tough loss to the Sparks, but I'm not sure about laying double-digit points. The Wings are an explosive offensive club that will be tough to blowout this season with so many scoring options. Have to take the points here.