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Liberty vs Lynx Betting Preview

Minnesota LynxNew York Liberty
May 22, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Minnesota Lynx vs New York Liberty Odds


The Lynx will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Liberty in New York at Prudential Center on Tuesday in WNBA action.

The Lynx will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 1-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Liberty are 0-2 ATS. Minnesota is 1-0 against the total, while New York is 1-1 versus the number.

View Minnesota vs New York Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Liberty as 6-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 156.5, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 75 PPG, against a Lynx defense that ranks No. 7 at 83 PPG. The Liberty field goal percentage has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Lynx shooters have achieved on the year, 57.1% per game.

Defensively, the Lynx feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the league in scoring at home.

The Lynx were a 105-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mercury. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites, while the total score (188) made winners of OVER bettors. Minnesota cruised to victory on Sunday, running Phoenix out of the gym and running up a 105-83 score at Target Center.

New York lost its last outing, a 92-77 result against the Sun on May 20. The Liberty failed to cover in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 169 combined points took the game OVER the total. New York got 18 points from Cappie Pondexter but lost anyway 92-77 against the Sun on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

New York Liberty Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Connecticut are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Lynx at Liberty trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing New York
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
New York is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of New York's last 18 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Los Angeles, Thursday, May 24
New York at Atlanta, Friday, May 25