New York Liberty vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/5/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Liberty vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/5/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Lynx vs. New York Liberty

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: New York Liberty +9 -- Over/Under: 157.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Lynx and New York Liberty meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.

The Minnesota Lynx look for another victory to build on their 3-1 record. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 76 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 42 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 15.8 points and 12.3 rebounds while Napheesa Collier is averaging 14.8 points and 4.3 assists. Damiris Dantas is the third double-digit scorer and Crystal Dangerfield is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 26.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game.

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The New York Liberty could use a win here to rebound from a rough 0-4 start to the season. The New York Liberty are averaging 74 points on 35.2 percent shooting and allowing 90 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 18.3 points and four assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 14.8 points and three rebounds. Jazmine Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Amanda Zahui B. is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 23.1 percent from beyond the arc and 86.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.

The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. The Liberty are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games as an underdog, 3-13 ATS in their last 16 vs. Western Conference and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 6-2 in Lynx last 8 overall. The over is 5-2 in Liberty last 7 vs. Western Conference. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Minnesota Lynx could be better offensively, but they're still finding ways to win games and have covered four of their last five contests. The New York Liberty haven't done much of anything right and their offense struggles even more with the loss of Ionescu. This is a lot of points to lay, but it's Lynx or pass for me. The Liberty aren't a good team.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Lynx -9

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.