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Minnesota favored by 9.5 against Connecticut on Saturday

Connecticut SunMinnesota Lynx
July 7, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Connecticut Sun vs Minnesota Lynx Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Connecticut when they hit take on the Lynx on Saturday in pro hoops betting action.

This season the Lynx are 13-3 overall and 8-8 ATS against the number, while the Sun are 11-4 and 8-7 ATS. As for the totals, Minnesota is 11-5 on the OU, and Connecticut is 7-7-1.

View Connecticut vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Lynx as 9.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 167, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 1-ranked offense (85.7 PPG) against a Sun defense that ranks No. 8 at 78.5 PPG. The Lynx have averaged 48.5% from the field per game, more than the Sun have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, the Sun feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.8 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

Connecticut won its last outing, an 86-75 result against the Shock on July 6. The Sun covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 161 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Tulsa was victimized for 24 points and 10 rebounds by Tina Charles as the Sun defeated the Shock 86-75 in WNBA action on Friday.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 96-90 result against the Sparks on July 5. The Lynx failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite, while the 186 combined points took the game OVER the total. Seimone Augustus scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Lynx to victory (they lost 96-90 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Thursday).

Connecticut Sun Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Tulsa are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Tulsa are 7-3
After playing Los Angeles are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Sun at Lynx trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Connecticut's last 10 games on the road
Connecticut is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Connecticut's last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Connecticut is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home
Minnesota is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
Connecticut at Washington, Tuesday, July 10
Minnesota at Tulsa, Tuesday, July 10