Minnesota Lynx vs. Seattle Storm
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Seattle Storm -8.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm meet Thursday in game two of the WNBA semifinals playoffs at the IMG Academy.
The Minnesota Lynx need a victory here to save their season and force a game three. 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 will advance to their fourth WNBA Finals in franchise history with a victory here. 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.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Seattle Storm are the better team here and should be clear favorites to win the title, but this line isn't showing any respect to the Lynx. The Minnesota Lynx are a veteran team that's built for moments like this, and they know how to grind games out with physical defensive play. The Lynx also had their chances to win game one, as they only lost by two points and that despite shooting just 43 percent from the field. The Storm probably win this game, but this line isn't showing any respect to a Lynx team that's hung around all season and has been kind to us in the underdog role especially.
Give me the Lynx and the free buckets.