Minnesota Lynx vs. New York Liberty - 8/5/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Lynx vs. New York Liberty - 8/5/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Liberty vs. Lynx

WNBA Basketball: Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 PM

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The Minnesota Lynx and New York Liberty face off in their fifth WNBA game Wednesday inside the WNBA bubble at the IMG Academy.

The Minnesota Lynx were a toss up heading into this season but coming into this game they have won three of their four games. The only loss for the Lynx during that stretch was in the second game of the season against the Seattle Storm, a game they lost 90-66. In the last game, the Lynx faced off Connecticut Sun and in that game the Lynx came away with a 78-69 victory. Sylvia Fowles is the star of the Lynx and she was the best player in the last game putting up 21 points and 13 rebounds. 

On the season, Fowles is averaging 15.8 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. On the season the Lynx are averaging 76 points per game while giving up 77.3 points per game. In this game if the Lynx wants to find success, they need Fowles to have a big game. If Fowles struggles in this game they are going to have issues coming away with a win.

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On the other side of this matchup is the New York Liberty who have played four games so far inside of the bubble and they have really struggled and a big reason is because their star player Sabrina Ionescu who suffered a bad ankle sprain. In the Liberty’s last game against the Mercury, they struggled on both sides of the ball. In that game the Liberty gave up 96 points while giving up 67 points. In that last game New York was led by Kia Nurse who had 17 points and one assist. 

Overall this season the Liberty are now led by Layshia Clarendon who comes into this game averaging 14,8 points, 4.0 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game. 

The Liberty have struggled this season and there is no reason to believe it’s going to be any different in this game. Look for the Lynx to run up the score and the Liberty to struggle to score. Back the Lynx to win this game and cover the spread.

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