Seattle Storm vs. Minnesota Lynx - 9/20/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seattle Storm vs. Minnesota Lynx - 9/20/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Lynx vs. Seattle Storm

Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Seattle Storm -7 -- Over/Under: 162.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm meet Sunday in game one of the WNBA semifinals playoffs at the IMG Academy.

The Minnesota Lynx are coming off a playoff victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Thursday. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 84.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 80.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Crystal Dangerfield is averaging 16.2 points and two rebounds while Napheesa Collier is averaging 16.1 points and 3.3 assists. Sylvia Fowles is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. 

The Seattle Storm enter the playoffs after winning 16 of their last 19 games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 86.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 75.3 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 19.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 14.6 points and 2.4 rebounds. Sue Bird is dishing 4.8 assists and Alysha Clark is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.

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The Lynx are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Semi-Finals games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Storm are 21-10 ATS in their last 31 games as a favorite and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Lynx last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Storm last 5 overall. The Lynx are 2-12 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Seattle and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Seattle Storm have smoked the boots of the Lynx in two meetings in the bubble, which includes a 15-point win a little over a week ago. With that said, the Storm haven't been covering numbers over these last couple of weeks, which includes failed covers in seven of their last 10 games. The Minnesota Lynx are also an experienced roster that's been here done that in big moments, and they just bounced a really good Mercury squad. The Lynx have the physical defense needed to win these sort of games. Storm should be favored and probably win, but this is a lot of points to pass up with the Lynx.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Lynx +7

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