Minnesota Lynx (1-1) vs. New York Liberty (0-1)
|Date & Time||Friday May 25, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: New York Liberty +4.5 -- Over/Under: 153
LEAGUE PASS, MSG+
The Minnesota Lynx and New York Liberty meet Friday in WNBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Minnesota Lynx look for another victory to get a game above a .500 record when they take to the road for the first time. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 76 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 37.3 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 19 points and 16 rebounds while Maya Moore is averaging 11.5 points and seven rebounds. Rebekkah Brunson is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 8.5 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 25.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have split their last six road games.
The New York Liberty haven’t played since Sunday when they were upset by the Chicago Sky in their season opener. The New York Liberty are averaging 76 points on 36.1 percent shooting and allowing 80 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 19 points and four rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 17 points and three assists. Amanda Zahui B. is the third double-digit scorer and Marissa Coleman is grabbing four rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 46.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won eight straight home games.
The Lynx are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Friday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Liberty are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Lynx are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The New York Liberty are a much better team than what they showed in their season opener and should be eager to redeem themselves against one of the top teams in the league. The Minnesota Lynx have been shaky on the road dating back to late last season and haven't shot the ball that well. Those issues may continue going on the road in a tough place to play. The Liberty are a tough out at home. I'll side with the points in this game.