Date/Time: 08-18-2018 19:00 EDT
Spread: Seattle Storm -2.5
In this all-Western showdown between two teams sitting among the middle places of the conference and have the same number of losses so far, the 3rd Seattle Storm (14-13), are hosting the 4th Minnesota Lynx (13-13), with both teams coming off defeats in their latest matchups and are looking to bounce back in this game.
Seattle Storm have a 14-13 record (14-12-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the Western conference. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost on the road against Connecticut with a 78-79 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Natasha Howard with 18.9 ppg, adding a team high 8.2 boards per game. She is followed by Jewel Lloyd with 12.3 ppg.
Top Basketball BookmakersMinnesota Lynx have a 13-13 record (14-11-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the Western Conference. They have lost two of their last three matches and in their last game they lost at home against Washington with a 79-86 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Odyssey Sims with 14.3 ppg, adding 3.3 boards and a team high 5.5 dimes per game. She is followed by Sylvia Fowles with 13.9 ppg and a team high 9.4 boards per game.
In their three previous meetings earlier this season the Storm lead the Lynx 2-1 wins, having won the previous home game with an 84-77 score. Storm are 9-4 at home so far season, while the Lynx are 6-7 on the road. Lynx are better offensively, scoring 77.3 ppg to Storm’s 74.7, while Storm are better defensively, allowing 74.7 ppg to Lynx’s 75.7. Lynx have a better field goal percentage (44.3% to 41.6%) and both teams have almost identical 3-point percentage (32.7% to 32.6%). Lynx are better both in dimes made (19.9 to 17.5) and in boards grabbed (34.5 to 32.4), while Storm are better in turnovers committed (15.7 to 16.7). Bookmakers give the Storm a -2.5 spread and expect them to utilize the home court advantage and beat the odds in this one.
Minnesota Lynx vs Seattle Storm Prediction: Seattle Storm -2.5 (-110)