Minnesota Lynx (15-11) vs. Seattle Storm (20-7)
|Date & Time||Friday August 3, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Seattle Storm -5.5 -- Over/Under: 163
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The Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm meet Friday in WNBA action at the Key Arena.
The Minnesota Lynx look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 79.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 18.2 points and 2.5 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 17.1 points and 11.7 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won five of their last seven road games.
The Seattle Storm look to keep the ball rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 87.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 79.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 22.6 points and 8.1 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 16.5 points and 3.6 assists. Natasha Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 7.2 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won five of their last six home games.
The Lynx are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Storm are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lynx are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Seattle and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Seattle Storm are a team we've been backing all year and they've done nothing but cover numbers and beat teams into the ground. Leaving points on the table with the Minnesota Lynx is always hard, but they're on the end of a back to back and didn't look good against the Sparks last night to say the least. I'm not betting against the Seattle Storm as long as the chalk isn't too out of hand. Give me Seattle and the reasonable number.