Atlanta Dream vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/28/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Lynx vs. Atlanta Dream
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Atlanta Dream +8.5 -- Over/Under: 162 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Lynx and Atlanta Dream meet Friday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Minnesota Lynx look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 81.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Napheesa Collier is averaging 15.8 points and 3.3 assists while Crystal Dangerfield is averaging 14.6 points and 1.7 rebounds. Sylvia Fowles is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Dream need a win here after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 80.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 90.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Chennedy Carter is averaging 17 points and 3.9 assists while Betnijah Laney is averaging 16.8 points and four rebounds. Courtney Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Elizabeth Williams is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.
The Lynx are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Dream are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Lynx last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Dream last 7 overall. The Lynx are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Atlanta Dream beat the Lynx last week as a double-digit underdog, but I'm still not buying what they're selling after losing 10 of their last 11 games and failing to cover these games as well. The Minnesota Lynx have been one of the more profitable teams in the league and have the defense to give the Dream all sorts of trouble. I'll eat the chalk.