Seattle Storm vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/18/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Lynx at Seattle Storm
Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Seattle Storm -2.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Alaska Airlines Arena.
The Minnesota Lynx need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Odyssey Sims is averaging 14.5 points and 5.5 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13.8 points and 9.4 rebounds. Napheesa Collier is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing 3.8 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have lost four of their last six road games.
The Seattle Storm also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 74.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 18.6 points and 8.2 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 12.2 points and 1.9 assists. Jordin Canada is dishing five assists and Alysha Clark is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won four of their last five home games.
The Lynx are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. Western Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The Lynx are 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Seattle and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 8-1 in Storm last 9 Sunday games. The over is 5-1 in Lynx last 6 overall.
The Seattle Storm have won five of the last seven meetings against the Lynx, and they've been consistent at home all year where they win by an average of 3.8 points. The Minnesota Lynx are falling apart lately with a defense that can't get stops, allowing an average of 86.6 points in their last five games. The Storm at home are a pretty trustworthy team that finds ways to win. This is probably one of th better bets on Sunday's card.