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Lynx take on Sky in hoops contest

Minnesota LynxChicago Sky
Aug 12, 8:30 PM | Allstate Arena

Minnesota Lynx vs Chicago Sky Odds

16-5TEAM RECORD10-13

The Sky will be trying to slam the Lynx on Friday when the teams tip off at Allstate Arena in WNBA betting action.

Supporters of the Lynx have seen them go 16-5 and 12-9 ATS so far this season, while the Sky are at 10-13 and 11-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Sky are 9-14, while the Lynx are 9-11-1.

View Minnesota vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Sky sat as 6-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 151.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lynx rank No. 1 in the league with 36.9 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the WNBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 4.5 per game, while the Lynx rate No. 9 with 5 per contest.

Defensively, the Lynx feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.6 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota lost its last outing, an 85-80 result against the Mercury on August 9. The Lynx failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 165 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Minnesota got 28 points from Maya Moore en route to an 85-80 loss against Phoenix on Tuesday at US Airways Center.

In their last action, Chicago was a 69-58 loser on the road against the Sun. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (127) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Chicago suffered a 69-58 loss against Connecticut on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Sylvia Fowles in a losing effort at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Tulsa are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago Sky Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-6
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Connecticut are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Lynx at Sky trends to consider:
Minnesota is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Tulsa, Sunday, August 14
Chicago at San Antonio, Sunday, August 14