Date/Time: 07-06-2018 14:00 EDT
Spread: Connecticut Sun -10.5
The squad sitting on top of the whole league, the Connecticut Sun, who are looking to bounce back and end their current defeat streak, are hosting the Minnesota Lynx, who have been mediocre this season (7-6 wins) and want to turn their latest victory into a streak.
Lynx are 7-6 (7-5-1 against the spread) so far in the league and are tied with the Sparks on the 3rd place of the Western Conference. They are 3-1 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against the Dream at home, 85-68. Sun are 9-4 (6-7 against the spread) so far in the league and are sitting on top of the whole WNBA. They have lost their last 3 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by the Mystics, 59-102.
Top Basketball BookmakersMinnesota are led in scoring by Odyssey Sims with 15.8 ppg. She also adds 3.6 rebounds and leads the team in assists made with 5.4 per game, while Sylvia Fowles follows with 14.4 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 9.5 per game. Napheesa Collier adds 11.7 ppg and 5.8 rebounds per game. Connecticut are led in scoring by Jonquel Jones with 16.3 ppg. She also leads the team in rebounding with 10.7 per game, while Alyssa Thomas follows with 12.1 ppg, adding 7.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. Courtney Williams adds 11.2 ppg, 5.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
In their latest matchup previously this year, Connecticut were victorious on the road by 4 points. Connecticut have a perfect 6-0 home record, while Minnesota have a 2-3 road record. Those two squads score almost the same number of points per game (78.3 and 78.2) and Minnesota have a better defense, allowing 75.5 ppg to Connecticut’s 77. Minnesota have a better accuracy from the field (44.4% to 40.8%), while Connecticut have a better accuracy from behind the arc (34.8% to 33.5%). Connecticut commit fewer turnovers (13.9 to 16.9) and grab more rebounds per game (36.9 to 33.8), while Minnesota dish more assists per game (19.5 to 18.1). The hosts are struggling so expect Minnesota to force a closer game than 11 points today.
Minnesota Lynx vs Connecticut Sun Prediction: Minnesota Lynx +10.5 (-120)