Minnesota Lynx vs. Seattle Storm
Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Seattle Storm -8 -- Over/Under: 163.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm meet Sunday in game three of the WNBA semifinals playoffs at the IMG Academy.
The Minnesota Lynx need a victory here to see their season and force a game four. 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 look for one more victory to complete the sweep and advance to the WNBA Finals. 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.
The Storm are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Lynx are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 6-1 in Storm last 7 overall. The over is 16-5 in Lynx last 21 overall. The Storm are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The over is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings.
The Minnesota Lynx probably should have won game one of this series and hung around in game two despite allowing nearly 51 percent shooting from the field. The Seattle Storm are obviously the better and deeper team in this contest, but the Lynx are experienced enough and shoot the three ball well to give themselves a chance. While a Storm sweep is likely, this still feels like too many points to give a prideful Lynx club. Give me the free buckets.