Pointspread favors Lynx in battle with Liberty

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Aug 18, 7:00 PM | Target Center

New York Liberty vs Minnesota Lynx Odds

10-14TEAM RECORD17-6

The Lynx will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Liberty at Target Center in WNBA wagering action.

Minnesota will face the 10-14 Liberty, who own a 12-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lynx are 9-14 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Liberty are 10-13-1 favoring the OVER.

View New York vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Lynx in this one, they're listed as 14.5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 154.5 for Monday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Liberty rank No. 1 in the league with 37.9 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 2 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the WNBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 3.4 per game, while the Liberty rate No. 9 with 3.5 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Liberty own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 79.4 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

Last time out for New York, they were a 66-57 loser as they battled the Mystics at home. The Liberty failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 123 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York got 14 points from Katie Smith but lost anyway 66-57 against the Mystics on Friday at Prudential Center.

In their last action, Minnesota was an 83-77 loser at home against the Shock. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (160) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Lynx wasted a 29-point performance from Seimone Augustus as Tulsa ran past them 83-77 on Friday at Target Center.

New York Liberty Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 9-1
After playing Tulsa are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

A few Liberty at Lynx trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of New York's last 13 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New York's last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
New York is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New York's last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing New York

Next up:
New York at Chicago, Friday, August 23
Minnesota at Atlanta, Tuesday, August 20

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