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Basketball | Monday, June 17, 2024 2:16 PM (Revised at: Monday, June 17, 2024 2:17 PM)

Minnesota Lynx vs Dallas Wings Prediction, Picks, Odds, News, Injury Report 6/17/24

Minnesota Lynx vs Dallas Wings Prediction, Picks, Odds, News, Injury Report 6/17/24
Associated Press / Alamy Stock Photo: Minnesota Lynx guard Kayla McBride (21) gestures

The high-flying Minnesota Lynx take on the struggling Dallas Wings on Monday night. Minnesota is favoured by 9.5 points for the matchup at Target Center as they look to improve on their 10-3 record and keep pace with the New York Liberty and Connecticut Sun. Dallas is already six games behind Minnesota in the loss column.

Having won six of their last seven games, the Lynx are leading the Western Conference. Key injuries have really hampered Dallas’ already this season, and this looks set to be a difficult campaign for Latricia Trammell’s team.

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Lynx vs Wings Prediction and Picks: 2.80 Wager For Monday Night

  • Minnesota Lynx -9.5
  • Kayla McBride over 2.5 made threes

Bet Builder Odds: 2.80/+180

Odds updated on June 17th 2024. 

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Taking the Lynx to cover is a no brainer here even with a sizeable spread. Minnesota has been a two-way force through their first 13 games, while the Wings are severely depleted and have lost seven games in a row.

The Lynx have also made a habit of winning by double digits. This could have been a couple of points higher and we still might have taken the Lynx to cover.

Kayla McBride has been the best shooter in the league this season. Only five players are taking more threes per game, and McBride is making 49.5% of them. It’s by far the best three-point percentage of any player taking more than two threes per contest – McBride is getting up 7.2 threes (more than Sabrina Ionescu and Jackie Young).

The Erie native is averaging 3.5 made threes per game, and has cleared this line in three of her last six appearances.

Lynx vs Wings Game Info

  • Stadium: Target Center
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Start time: 01:00 UK time

Minnesota Lynx News, Injury Report, Schedule: Two-Way Dominance

The Lynx have a +14.8 net rating in June. They have been excellent at both ends of the floor, with the defence ranking number one in the WNBA. Over their last seven games, five of their six wins have been by double digits, including a blowout of the Aces in Las Vegas last week.

Their ball movement has been excellent, with the highest assist rate in the Association this month. Their offence has been efficient, ranking second in true shooting in June. Pair those factors with an elite defence and you have a real force.

Dallas Wings News, Injury Report, Schedule: Unable to Compete Without Howard & Sabally

Jaelyn Brown, Satou Sabally, and Natasha Howard are all sidelined for the Wings. Sabally isn’t expected to return until after the Olympics, while the Wings will be without Howard for at least a couple more weeks.

As productive as Arike Ogunbowale has been so far this season, one player cannot compensate for such significant absentees. Dallas is -7.6 points per 100 possessions in minutes without Howard this term, and +6.8 with her on the court. Their net rating in June is the worst in the Association.

Lynx vs Wings H2H: Lynx Dominate Wings

The Minnesota Lynx have historically dominated the Dallas Wings. Minnesota is 52-19 in the all-time regular-season series, though Dallas has won four of the last eight matchups.

The Wings won the 2022 regular-season series, but lost by 11 points when these teams went head-to-head earlier this season. Splitting the four games last season was just the second time since 2009 that Dallas had avoided losing the season series.


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