Minnesota Lynx vs. Atlanta Dream - 8/23/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Atlanta Dream vs. Minnesota Lynx
Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -11.5 -- Over/Under: 163 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Dream and Minnesota Lynx meet Sunday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Atlanta Dream need a win here to snap a 10-game losing streak. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 80.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 92.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Chennedy Carter is averaging 17 points and 3.9 assists while Betnijah Laney is averaging 16.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. Courtney Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Elizabeth Williams is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game.
The Minnesota Lynx look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 82 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 76.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Napheesa Collier is averaging 15.6 points and 3.4 assists while Crystal Dangerfield is averaging 14.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. Sylvia Fowles is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is grabbing five rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.
The Dream are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lynx are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Dream last 6 overall. The over is 4-0 in Lynx last 4 overall. The Dream are 4-12 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Minnesota.
The Atlanta Dream aren't winning and aren't covering, and they have one of the worst defenses in the league. The Minnesota Lynx continue to play at a high level and have been one of the more profitable teams in the league with covers in eight of their last 10 games. Lot of chalk here, but I'll lay it anyway with the Lynx.