Chicago Sky vs. Minnesota Lynx - 9/1/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lynx vs Sky
WNBA Basketball: Friday September 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Lynx -13.5 -- Over/Under: 164 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, Fox Sports North Plus, The U Too
The Chicago Sky and Minnesota Lynx meet Friday in WNBA action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Chicago Sky would love a victory after losing four of their last five games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 82 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 86.6 points on 43 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 16.3 points and 3.6 assists while Stefanie Dolson is averaging 14.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Cappie Pondexter is dishing 4.3 assists. The Chicago Sky are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have won four of their last six road games.
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The Minnesota Lynx look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 84.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 19.4 points and 10.4 rebounds while Maya Moore is averaging 16.9 points and 3.4 assists. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Sky are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win, 24-8-1 ATS in their last 33 games following a ATS loss and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Friday games. The Sky are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Sky have won two of the last three meetings against the Lynx and have actually played better basketball on the road overall this season. The Lynx have been the toughest team for me to figure out, as they barely win when I lay the chalk and blow teams out of the water when I take the points. So, good luck. But in terms of picking this game, the recent history and the Sky's play on the road suggests taking the points.