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Minnesota Lynx vs. Connecticut Sun - 7/15/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Connecticut Sun (11-10) vs. Minnesota Lynx (12-9)
Date & Time Sunday July 15, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -4.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5
TV Channel
NBA TV, FOX SPORTS NORTH, WCCT
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WNBA | Connecticut Sun (11-10) vs. Minnesota Lynx (12-9)
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The Connecticut Sun and Minnesota Lynx meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Target Center.

The Connecticut Sun have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since June 7-9. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 86.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 82.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Chiney Ogwumike is averaging 15.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while Jasmine Thomas is averaging 12.6 points and 4.3 assists. Courtney Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Jonquel Jones is grabbing five rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost six of their last eight road games.

The Minnesota Lynx look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last six games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 79.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 18.6 points and 2.7 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 16.9 points and 12 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won five of their last seven home games.

The Sun are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lynx are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games. The Sun are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota, 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.

The Connecticut Sun are just a bad basketball team at the moment, especially on the road and have been great fade material against the number. The Minnesota Lynx obviously have issues of their own, but they are outscoring teams by 3.3 points at home and have the offensive firepower to give this Sun defense some serious issues. I'll take the Lynx and the reasonable line.

Pick:
Minnesota Lynx -4.5

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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