New York Liberty (7-17) vs. Minnesota Lynx (14-10)
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 24, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -12 -- Over/Under: 159.5
The New York Liberty and Minnesota Lynx meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Target Center.
The New York Liberty could use a big road win here after losing 11 of their last 14 games. The New York Liberty are averaging 78.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 84.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 19.8 points and 6.8 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 8.7 points and 1.7 assists. Kia Nurse is dishing 1.5 assists and Bria Hartley is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost seven of their last nine road games.
The Minnesota Lynx look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 79.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 76.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 18.5 points and 2.5 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 16.7 points and 11.7 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 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won six of their last nine home games.
The Liberty are 0-9 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Lynx are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota.
We've been fading the New York Liberty all season long, as this team plays no defense and has been even worse against the number this season. However, I'm not sure you want to lay such big numbers with the Minnesota Lynx. One, the Lynx have been wildly inconsistnet all year and are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games as a favorite of at least seven points. The Lynx have failed to cover four of their last five games as a double-digit favorite. There's better options on the board, but if forced to pick, I want the points in my pocket.