Minnesota Lynx vs. New York Liberty - 8/15/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Lynx vs. New York Liberty - 8/15/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

New York Liberty vs. Minnesota Lynx

Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 6:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Minnesota Lynx -9.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The New York Liberty need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 74.3 points on 37.4 percent shooting and allowing 86.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 18.3 points and four assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 14 points and 2.9 rebounds. Amanda Zahui B. is the third double-digit scorer and Kia Nurse is dishing 1.5 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game.

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The Minnesota Lynx look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 78.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 14.6 points and 9.7 rebounds while Napheesa Collier is averaging 13.7 points and 3.1 assists. Crystal Dangerfield is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.

The Liberty are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 6-22-1 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Lynx are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Liberty last 5 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Lynx last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The New York Liberty had a game or two where it looked like they could be a factor in underdog roles, but the bottom line is they can't score and haven't covered enough numbers to be trustworthy. Instead of laying chalk here, however, I'm leaning toward the over. This total seems a bit short, and the over has dominated this season not only for the Lynx overall but also when these teams meet. The Lynx should be able to get whatever they want offensively. 

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Randy’s Pick Over 155.5

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