Minnesota Lynx at New York Liberty
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 12, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Westchester County Center
White Plains, New York
The Line: New York Liberty +3.5 -- Over/Under: 156.5
LEAGUE PASS, YES, SPECTRUM SPORTSNET
The Minnesota Lynx and New York Liberty meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Westchester County Center.
The Minnesota Lynx look for a nice road win to build on their solid 4-2 record. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 75.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.7 points and 9.8 rebounds while Napheesa Collier is averaging 13.3 points and 1.8 assists. Odyssey Sims is the third double-digit scorer and Lexie Brown is dishing 1.5 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have split their last eight road games.
The New York Liberty look for another home win to rebound from a 1-4 record. The New York Liberty are averaging 80.6 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 84.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 23.2 points and 9.4 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 11.8 points and 2.2 assists. Asia Durr is the third double-digit scorer and Bria Hartley is grabbing five rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost eight of their last nine home games.
The Lynx are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Liberty are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 home games. The Lynx are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings. The over is 8-3 in Liberty last 11 home games. The under is 19-7 in Lynx last 26 overall.
The Minnesota Lynx are probably the better team, but they've taken advantage of four of their six games coming at home, and their defense has fallen off a bit in their last three games. The New York Liberty are better than their record indicates, and they just beat up on a very good Las Vegas team. Two of the Liberty's four losses have also been decided by five or less points. As long as the Liberty can get back to their defensive roots, this is a game they'll have a chance to win in the end. Give me the points.