Fever vs Lynx Prediction WNBA Picks 8/10
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- Aug 10, 2023, 7:01:44 AM
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WNBA Preview: Indiana Fever vs Minnesota Lynx
The Indiana Fever host the Minnesota Lynx in a much-anticipated showdown, with both teams seeking to prove their mettle. The Fever are looking to end a 3-game skid, while the Lynx aim to solidify their standing in the Western Conference.
Indiana Fever: The Struggle at Home
The Fever, sitting at 2-10 in home games, have faced an uphill battle this season. Averaging only 75.7 points over their last 10 games, their offensive struggles are evident. Aliyah Boston leads the charge with 14.8 points and eight rebounds per game, but support from the rest of the team has been inconsistent.
The Fever's offensive rebounding, second in the WNBA at 9.0 per game, has been a bright spot. Yet, it hasn't translated into wins, as poor shooting percentages and turnovers have plagued them throughout the season.
The absence of NaLyssa Smith due to a foot injury further compounds the Fever's offensive problems, limiting their scoring ability and versatility on the court.
Minnesota Lynx: The Road Warriors
On The Road
With an 8-6 road record, the Lynx have shown resilience away from home. Led by Napheesa Collier's 21.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, they've managed to outplay many opponents on the road. However, they've been outscored by 5.2 points per game, signaling defensive vulnerabilities.
Last 10 Games
Averaging 79.0 points over their last 10 games, the Lynx's offense has been potent but not overpowering. Kayla McBride's contribution from beyond the arc, averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers in the last 10 games, adds dimension to their offense.
Missing key players like Dorka Juhasz and Natalie Achonwa could affect the Lynx's game strategy and offensive output. How they adapt to these injuries could be a determining factor in the game's outcome.
Head-to-Head: Previous Encounters
In their last meeting on July 6, the Lynx emerged victorious 90-83, with Collier scoring 32 points. Analyzing both teams' performances in that game can provide valuable insights into the upcoming clash.
Considering both teams' recent form, offensive capabilities, defensive tendencies, and injury reports, this game has all the makings of a lower-scoring affair. Here's why the under of 163 points is a promising bet:
Both teams' scoring averages in recent games fall well below the 163 points mark. Coupled with key injuries and potential defensive adjustments, this strengthens the case for the under.
This matchup may turn into a strategic defensive battle, where both teams focus on limiting their opponent's key players and offensive schemes. Such a scenario would likely lead to a low-scoring game.
Importance of the Game
The stakes are high for both teams. The Fever aim to snap their losing streak, while the Lynx want to bolster their position in the standings. This added pressure might lead to a more cautious approach, further supporting the under bet.
The under of 163 points is the standout bet for this game, reflecting the potential dynamics and playing style we might see on the court. This bet captures the current form, tactical strategies, and situational factors that are likely to influence the game's outcome.
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