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Minnesota Lynx vs. New York Liberty - 6/22/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Liberty at Minnesota Lynx
Date & Time Saturday June 22, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -7 -- Over/Under: 156.5
TV Channel
NBA TV, FOX SPORTS NORTH
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The New York Liberty and Minnesota Lynx meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Target Center.

The New York Liberty look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New York Liberty are averaging 80.4 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 86.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 15.2 points and 2.4 assists. Asia Durr is the third double-digit scorer and Amanda Zahui B. is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost two of their last three road games.

The Minnesota Lynx need a win here to get back to a .500 record. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 75.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.3 points and 9.8 rebounds while Odyssey Sims is averaging 13.6 points and 4.8 assists. Napheesa Collier is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is dishing 3.1 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have lost their last three home games.

The Liberty are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Lynx are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Liberty are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The under is 19-7 in Lynx last 26 overall. The under is 4-1 in Liberty last 5 vs. Western Conference.

The New York Liberty beat the Lynx already this season, but they've been shaky on the road where they've lost two of three and are losing those games by an average of 14.7 points while shooting just 38 percent from the field. The Minnesota Lynx have covered five of their last seven home games and are due for a bounce back performance after this recent funk they've found themselves in. The Lynx should buckle down defensively and get a victory and cover to stop the bleeding. 

Pick:
Minnesota Lynx -7

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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