Date/Time: 08-09-2018 20:00 EDT
Spread: Minnesota Lynx +3.5
Two squads sitting on opposite sides of their respective conference are clashing today, when the second-worse in the West Minnesota Lynx (11-11), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the team with the best record currently in the league, the Connecticut Sun (16-6), who on the other hand want to extend their current lengthy winning streak.
Minnesota Lynx have a 11-11 record (12-9-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the Western Conference. In their last game they snapped a four-game losing streak by winning on the road against Atlanta with an 85-69 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Sylvia Fowles with 14.5 ppg, adding a team high 9.6 boards per game. She is followed by Odyssey Sims with 14.2 ppg, 3.4 boards and a team high 5.2 dimes per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersConnecticut Sun have a 16-6 record (10-12 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the WNBA. They have seven consecutive wins and in their last game they won on the road against New York with a 94-79 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Jonquel Jones with 15.8 ppg, adding a team high 10.4 boards per game. She is followed by Courtney Williams with 12 ppg, 5.5 boards and 3.5 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Lynx won on the road with a 71-74 score. Lynx are 6-5 at home so far season, while the Sun are 5-5 on the road. Sun are better offensively, scoring 79.5 ppg to Lynx’s 76.2, while both teams are almost identical defensively, allowing 74.9 and 75 ppg. Lynx have a better field goal percentage (43.4% to 41.6%), while Sun have a better 3-point percentage (35.9% to 32.1%). Lynx are better in dimes made (19.6 to 19.2), while Sun are better both in turnovers committed (14.1 to 16.5) and in boards grabbed (37.4 to 35). Bookmakers give the Sun a -3.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.
Connecticut Sun vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction: Connecticut Sun -3.5 (-111)