Storm, Desperate Lynx Meet in Minny
The Seattle Storm come into this Friday night’s contest trailing the Washington Mystics by a half-game for third seed in the WNBA playoffs. Seattle is currently second in the Western Conference, sitting at 21-13. Against the spread, the Storm are break-even (17-17).
The Minnesota Lynx are 14-20 (19-15 ATS), one of four teams with that identical record trying to sneak into the playoffs as the season ends Sunday.
Storm are Prepping for Playoffs
The Seattle Storm, led by future Hall of Famer Sue Bird. Bird (six assists per game), ready themselves for the WNBA playoffs.
Breanna Stewart leads the Storm offensively (22.0 PPG). As a team, Seattle is averaging 81.6 PPG, including a league-leading 82.6% from the free-throw line,
Defensively, the Storm are second in the WNBA-the opposition averaging 77.8 PPG-and fourth in field-goal percentage defense (43.2%). Seattle also leads the league in opponent three point percentage (31.7%).
Lynx Can’t Afford to Lose
The Minnesota Lynx look to Sylvia Fowles to guide them, as usual. Fowles, the big body in the post, is leading the Lynx at 14.6 points per game and 9.6 rebounds, shooting 63.6% from the field.
Minnesota is averaging 82.8 ppg (45.2% field-goal percentage). Both rank fourth in the league.
Minnesota surrenders 83.4 ppg (eight jn WNBA)
Storm vs Lynx Head-to-Head
Seattle, as a six-point favorite, won, 89-77, in Minnesota earlier this month. The Storm also covered as 8½-point favorites, 97-74, early in May.
Seattle, as 8½-point ‘dogs, won, 81-79, as well. That’s a 3-0 series advantage entering Friday night.
Storm vs Lynx Game Information
- Game: Storm (21-13) vs Lynx (14-20)
- Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
- Day/Time: Friday, 9:00 p.m. ET
- Storm vs Lynx Live Stream: WNBA.com
Storm vs Lynx Betting Lines
|Seattle Storm||-1½ -110||164½ -110o||83 -115o||83 -115o
|Minnesota Lynx||+1½ -110||164½ -110u||83 -115u||81½ -115o
Storm vs Lynx Prediction
The Seattle Storm can score, and Minnesota does not defend, At least not always.
One area where the Lynx have a significant advantage is rebounding, leading the WNBA (37.3 rpg).
This is a game worth trying the underdog, especially since it’s a desperate one.
Head to the BetUs Sportsbook for the best WNBA lines, then place a wager on the Minnesota Lynx Friday.