WNBA odds preview - Storm vs. Lynx
Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx Odds
Minnesota looks to cover the Lynx-Storm pointspread on Friday and improve its overall 11-4 mark when they host Seattle in WNBA action.
The Lynx are 11-4 so far on the season, and 10-5 ATS vs. the number. The Storm, meanwhile, are 9-7 and 7-8-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 7-7-1 and the Storm go 5-11 on the totals.
The visitors opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 148 at most shops.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Storm rank No. 9 in the league with 32.6 per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Minnesota is the WNBA’s No. 10-ranked team at 4.3 per game, while the Storm rate No. 5 with 6 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Storm own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 73.3 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in home scoring.
Seattle won its last outing, an 83-77 result against the Mercury on July 26. The Storm covered in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 160 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Seattle got 18 points from Sue Bird en route to an 83-77 victory over Phoenix on Tuesday at US Airways Center.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were an 85-72 winner as they battled the Sparks at home. The Lynx covered in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 157 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Seimone Augustus scored 22 points leading the Lynx to an 85-72 victory over Los Angeles at Target Center on Tuesday.
Seattle Storm Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-1
Before playing Tulsa are 3-7
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Storm at Lynx trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Seattle at Tulsa, Saturday, July 30
Minnesota at San Antonio, Sunday, July 31