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Indiana Fever vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/3/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Lynx at Indiana Fever
Date & Time Saturday August 3, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
The Line
The Line: Indiana Fever +3 -- Over/Under: 151
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, FOX SPORTS INDIANA, FOX SPORTS NORTH PLUS
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The Minnesota Lynx and Indiana Fever meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Minnesota Lynx need a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 75.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Odyssey Sims is averaging 14.7 points and 5.3 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.5 points and 9.8 rebounds. Napheesa Collier is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing 3.9 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have split their last six road games.

The Indiana Fever look for back-to-back wins for the first time since June 1-7. The Indiana Fever are averaging 76.5 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 79.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 12.4 points and 2.3 assists while Erica Wheeler is averaging 12.4 points and 2.7 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Natalie Achonwa is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost eight of their last nine home games.

The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 20-9-1 ATS in their last 30 Saturday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Fever are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest, 7-22 ATS in their last 29 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings in Indiana and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 3-1-1 in Fever last 5 Saturday games. The under is 6-1 in Lynx last 7 overall.

The Minnesota Lynx have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Fever and enter this game due for a breakout victory. The Indiana Fever have been horrible for much of the year and being at home hasn't helped much where they've lost eight of their last nine and lose by an average of 1.5 points while shooting just 41.2 percent from the field. Backing the Fever just doesn't seem like an attractive option these days. I'll lay the chalk with the Lynx.

Pick:
Minnesota Lynx -3

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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