Skip to main content

Minnesota Lynx vs. Connecticut Sun - 8/9/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Connecticut Sun at Minnesota Lynx
Date & Time Friday August 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Lynx +2 -- Over/Under: 153.5
TV Channel
CBS SPORTS NETWORK, FOX SPORTS GO, NESN+
Stream live sports and ESPN originals on-demand on ESPN+ for only $4.99 a month. Sign up now!
Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

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 seven-game winning streak. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 79.5 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Jonquel Jones is averaging 15.8 points and 10.4 rebounds while Courtney Williams is averaging 12 points and 3.4 assists. Jasmine Thomas is the third double-digit scorer and Alyssa Thomas is dishing 3.1 assists. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun are allowing 28.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game. The Connecticut Sun have lost four of their last six road games.

The Minnesota Lynx need a victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 76.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.5 points and 1.3 assists while Odyssey Sims is averaging 14.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Napheesa Collier is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing 3.8 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have lost five of their last eight home games.

The Sun are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Lynx are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest. The Sun are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Lynx last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 5-2 in Sun last 7 Friday games.

The Connecticut Sun head into this game playing much better basketball overall, but they're not the same team on the road, where they've lost four of their last six and are losing by an average of 2.8 points while shooting 38.5 percent from the field. The Minnesota Lynx are in a bit of a funk right now, but they're usually good at home and despite the struggles lately, they still win b yan average of 3.5 points while shooting 44.1 percent from the field. The Lynx also beat the Sun last month as eight-point underdogs. Give me the free bucket. 

Pick:
Minnesota Lynx +2

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.

Top 10 Sport Sites