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Minnesota Lynx vs. Seattle Storm - 7/17/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seattle Storm at Minnesota Lynx
Date & Time Wednesday July 17, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -5 -- Over/Under: 147.5
TV Channel
NBA TV, FOX SPORTS NORTH, NBA TV CANADA
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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 victory after splitting their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 75.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 17.4 points and 8.2 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 15.8 points and 2.5 assists. Jordin Canada is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost four of their last six road games.

The Minnesota Lynx look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 76 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Odyssey Sims is averaging 15.7 points and 5.4 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.2 points and 10.1 rebounds. Napheesa Collier is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing 3.6 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won their last three home games.

The Storm are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 2 days rest, 15-7 ATS in their last 22 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Lynx are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Storm are 7-16 ATS in the last 23 meetings in Minnesota and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Lynx last 4 overall. The under is 8-3 in Storm last 11 overall.

The Seattle Storm have won four of the last six meetings against the Lynx, but they have issues scoring the basketball on the road. The Minnesota Lynx have found their defense again lately, winning six of their last eight games and allowing just 38 percent shooting in their last five games. At home this season, the Lynx win by an average of 6.3 points while allowing 41.6 percent shooting. As long as the Lynx keep playing at this level, they should cruise in this contest. 

Pick:
Minnesota Lynx -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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