Seattle Storm vs. Minnesota Lynx
June 14, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm face off on Tuesday in a WNBA showdown at the Target Center. When these two teams faced off on May 6th it was the Storm that was able to secure the 97-74 victory.
The Lynx have dealt with a ton of injuries so far this season, and that has led to them sitting with a 3-11 record overall. In the last game against the Indiana Fever, the Lynx played well for the first three quarters, but they were outscored 22-15 in the 4th quarter and ended up losing by four points. The Lynx are averaging 77.2 points, while their defense is giving up 84.4 points per game. The offense is ranked 10th best in the league, while their defense is ranked 9th in the league. Sylvia Fowles has been the best player this year for the Lynx, but she is dealing with an injury and without her, the team is even in more trouble.
On the other side of this matchup is the Seattle Storm, who sits with an 8-5 record overall, and they have won three games in a row. In the last game against the Dallas Wings, the Storm scored 84 points and that led to the five-point victory. The Storm are averaging 78.6 points, while their defense is giving up 76.6 points per game. The Storm’s offense is ranked 9th best in the league, while their pitching staff is ranked 3rd. The top player for Seattle is Breanna Stewart, and she is averaging 21.7 points while shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from deep. Jewell Lloyd has been the top player for the Storm, averaging 18.6 points while shooting 42.1 percent from the field and 37.2 percent from behind the three-point line.
Two games ago, the Lynx only scored 59 points against the Washington Mystics, and they are going to struggle to score against the Storm defense. Look for the Storm to attack the Lynx defense and that is going to be the difference as Seattle cruises to the victory. Back the Storm against the spread.