Minnesota Lynx vs. Dallas Wings - 5/20/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wings vs. Lynx
WNBA Basketball: Friday May 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm (College Park Center)
The Line: Wings +9.5 -- Over/Under: 162 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, FSSW, FS North
The Minnesota Lynx and Dallas Wings meet Saturday in WNBA action at the College Park Center.
The Minnesota Lynx look for their second road victory to get off to a fast 3-0 start to the season. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 80 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 35.3 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 19 points and 8.5 rebounds while Maya Moore is averaging 13.5 points and six assists. Lindsay Whalen is the second double-digit scorer and Seimone Augustus is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won four of their last five road games.
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The Dallas Wings look for another big victory after beating the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday in their season opener. The Dallas Wings are averaging 68 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 58 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Kaela Davis is averaging 20 points and four assists while Allisha Gray is averaging 11 points and four rebounds. Theresa Plaisance is the third double-digit scorer and Glory Johnson is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 10 percent from beyond the arc and 85 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 21.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have lost five of their last six home games.
The Lynx are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Wings are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Dallas.
This is a lot of points to lay with a Lynx team that just played Thursday night, and is going up against a well rested Dallas Wings squad that looked sharp in their season opener on the road. The Wings played great defense on the Mercury and won by 10 points despite making just one three. That's impressive and could be a sign that this team is ready to compete this season. The last meeting between the Lynx and Wings went into overtime and came down to the last shot. This just feels like too many points to pass up with a home team that looked good in the opener. I'll side with the Wings to keep this within single digits.