Atlanta Dream (17-10) vs. Minnesota Lynx (15-12)
|Date & Time||Sunday August 5, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -5.5 -- Over/Under: 155
LEAGUE PASS, FOX SPORTS NORTH, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST - ATLANTA
The Atlanta Dream and Minnesota Lynx meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Target Center.
The Atlanta Dream look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 79.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 78.7 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.3 points and 3.6 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 16.5 points and 3.1 assists. Renee Montgomery is dishing 3.4 assists and Brittney Sykes is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won four straight road games.
The Minnesota Lynx look for a spark of constancy after splitting their last 12 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 78.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 17.4 points and 2.4 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 17.1 points and 11.7 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing seven rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have split their last six home games.
The Dream are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Lynx are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Dream are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota, 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
It's not easy to turn down free points with the way the Atlanta Dream are playing, but they are still being outscored by 2.7 points on the road this season. The Lynx have also treated the Dream like a punching bag over the years and have also covered majority of those wins as well. The Minnesota Lynx need to turn it on this time of year if they're going to get a decent playoff spot, and being at home should help. I have as much confidence in the Lynx as you do right now, but this feels like a game where the Lynx look like the Lynx of old and put together a solid performance. It's just not enough points for me to get suckered into the Dream.