Atlanta Dream at Minnesota Lynx 8/7/22 WNBA Picks and Prediction

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The Atlanta Dream and Minnesota Lynx meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Target Center. The Atlanta Dream look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Minnesota Lynx look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The Atlanta Dream are averaging 78.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 80.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 16.2 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Rhyne Howard is averaging 15.7 points and 2.7 assists. Cheyenne Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Aari McDonald is dishing 2.6 assists. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game.

The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 83.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 84.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 15.4 points and 9.9 rebounds, while Aerial Powers is averaging 14.2 points and 3.1 assists. Kayla McBride is the third double-digit scorer and Moriah Jefferson is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.9 rebounds per game.

The Dream are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lynx are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The over is 7-3 in Dream last 10 road games. The over is 4-1 in Lynx last 5 overall. The Dream are 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Minnesota

Two hit or miss teams that are difficult to get a proper read on, and you can make a case for or against either side in this spot. With that said, the Minnesota Lynx are at home and this is pretty much their season, with them on the outside looking in for a potential playoff spot. If the Lynx cant find a way to get this game, they're highly likely not going to the postseason. You have to think that motivation will lead to an inspired performance, and it's why they're slight favorites here. I'll lay the bucket with the Lynx at home.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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