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Connecticut Sun vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction 9-17-23 WNBA Picks

Minnesota Lynx vs Connecticut Sun
2023-09-17 13:00:00 EDT
The Line: Minnesota Lynx +9 / Connecticut Sun -9
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The Minnesota Lynx and Connecticut Sun meet Sunday in game 2 of the WNBA first round playoffs at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Minnesota Lynx Betting Preview 

The Minnesota Lynx need a win here to force a game 3 on Wednesday. The Lynx have lost each of their last 3 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 60 points on 35 percent shooting and allowing 90 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Kayla McBride is averaging 16 points and 3 rebounds, while Napheesa Collier is averaging 14 points and 1 assist. Rachel Banham is dishing 2 assists and Bridget Carleton is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 20 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 53.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.

Connecticut Sun Betting Preview 

The Connecticut Sun can advance to the second round with a victory here. The Sun have won 7 of their last 10 games. The Connecticut Sun are averaging 90 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 60 points on 35 percent shooting. DeWanna Bonner is averaging 17 points and 15 rebounds, while Alyssa Thomas is averaging 15 points and 10 assists. Rebecca Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Tiffany Hayes is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Connecticut Sun are shooting 53.3 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Connecticut Sun allowing 20 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game.


The Lynx are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sun are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Round 1 games. The over is 7-3 in Lynx last 10 overall. The over is 13-5 in Sun last 18 home games. The Lynx are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

Randy’s Pick

I’d assume the Minnesota Lynx will be better prepared after getting the first game out of the way and having a couple of days to go over film. However, the opening game was so one-sided, I’d need more points to give the Lynx a serious look. The Connecticut Sun were way too comfortable offensively, and they won by 30 points. The Sun have won 4 of the 5 meetings against the Lynx this season. Give me Connecticut in another double-digit victory.

Liam Elyes's Free Pick: Connecticut Sun -9

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Liam Elyes

Elyes is a huge tennis fan, having followed the sport since a young age. Often going to many tournaments, and having learnt a lot about the ins and outs of the game, Elyes always aims to find the best bets possible for profits. From ATP 250s to Grand Slam tournaments, Elyes covers all the important matches on the ATP and WTA Tour.

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