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Minnesota Lynx vs. Connecticut Sun - 6/14/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Connecticut Sun at Minnesota Lynx
Date & Time Friday June 14, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Lynx +5 -- Over/Under: 152.5
TV Channel
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The Connecticut Sun and Minnesota Lynx meet Friday in WNBA action at the Target Center.

The Connecticut Sun look for another win to build on their impressive 6-1 start to the season. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 79.9 points on 39.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 18 points and 12.1 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 14.7 points and 3.3 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 24.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have won five of their last seven road games.

The Minnesota Lynx could use a victory after losing three of their last four games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 74.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.9 points and 10 rebounds while Odyssey Sims is averaging 11.9 points and five assists. Napheesa Collier is the third double-digit scorer and Lexie Brown is dishing 1.7 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 27.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won three of their last four home games.

The Sun are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lynx are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sun are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 20-7 in Lynx last 27 overall. The under is 4-1 in Sun last 5 overall.

The Minnesota Lynx have played their best ball at home, but they've also had issues defensively as of late and are coming off a poor loss to the New York Liberty. The Lynx are still a veteran group that can't be written completely off, but these last couple of games do have me questioning things a bit. The Connecticut Sun have beaten the snot out of teams this season and they're not even shooting as well as they're capable of. The Sun are a team to keep a close eye on moving forward. I'll eat the buckets with Connecticut. 

Pick:
Connecticut Sun -5

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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