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Minnesota Lynx vs. Seattle Storm - 5/29/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Storm at Minnesota Lynx
Date & Time Wednesday May 29, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -3.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5
TV Channel
CBS SPORTS NETWORK, FOX SPORTS GO
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The Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Target Center.

The Seattle Storm look for a quick 2-0 start to the season after beating the Phoenix Mercury as a two-point underdog. The Seattle Storm are averaging 77 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 21 points and 16 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 17 points and four assists. Jordin Canada is the third double-digit scorer and Crystal Langhorne is grabbing six rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65.2 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won five of their last six road games.

The Minnesota Lynx look for another home victory after smoking the Chicago Sky in their season opener. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 89 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 40 percent shooting. Napheesa Collier is averaging 27 points and six rebounds while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds. Danielle Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Odyssey Sims is grabbing three rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 23.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have split their last eight home games.

The Storm are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 7-15 ATS in their last 22 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Storm are 7-15 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Minnesota and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 16-5 in Lynx last 21 overall. The under is 8-3-1 in Storm last 12 overall.

The Minnesota Lynx showed just how dangerous they can be even with a roster shakeup, as they beat the snot out of a Chicago Sky team that should be much improved from last year. The Seattle Storm won their season opener, but they got out shot in that game and probably lose if the Mercury could rebound or not turn the ball over 17 times. This is a much stiffer test for the Storm on the road without their top-two players. It's much easier to put together a winning performance at home on ring night, now is when you find out the truth about the Storm and their injury situation. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Lynx at home.

Pick:
Minnesota Lynx -3.5

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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