Atlanta Dream (7-7) vs. Minnesota Lynx (8-6)
|Date & Time||Friday June 29, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -11.5 -- Over/Under: 157.5
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The Atlanta Dream and Minnesota Lynx meet Friday in WNBA action at the Target Center.
The Atlanta Dream look for a statement road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 74.2 points on 38.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 41 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 17.6 points and 2.6 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Renee Montgomery is dishing 2.7 assists and Jessica Breland is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 26.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost four straight road games.
The Minnesota Lynx look to stay hot while building on their five-game winning streak. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 81.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 19.8 points and 2.5 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 18.4 points and 12.3 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won four of their last five home games.
The Dream are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Friday games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Dream are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota and 6-18 ATS in the last 24 meetings.
The Atlanta Dream have no shot to win this game with Tiffany Hayes likely out with an ankle injury, but I'm not laying double-digit chalk. Instead I'll take the over in a game the Lynx should get whatever they want offensively, especially now that they're finally clicking. The Lynx are averaging 87.6 points on 48 percent shooting in their last five games. Against a Dream team that has slipped defensively as of late, we should see this number jump over the total.