Minnesota Lynx vs Chicago Sky WNBA Prediction & Picks (8/8)
With three straight wins, the Chicago Sky are on their way to establishing a firm grip on a spot in the WNBA playoffs. Tonight, they will have a chance to bump the Minnesota Lynx from seventh place in the standings as the two teams face off at Wintrust Arena (8:00 pm ET, NBA TV).
Thanks to their current run, the Sky (13-15, 5-9 home) are now two and a half games up on the Los Angeles Sparks for the eighth seed.
A win tonight over the Lynx (13-14, 7-6 away) will push them a half-game ahead of Minnesota, and it will enhance their chances of chasing down the fourth or fifth seed. Entering tonight, the Sky are only two and a half games behind the Dallas Wings (15-13) and Atlanta Dream (15-13), who currently occupy the fourth and fifth seeds.
Minnesota, meanwhile, is looking to avoid a three-game losing streak after suffering back-to-back losses to the Connecticut Sun and New York Liberty.
Minnesota Lynx vs Chicago Sky Odds
Odds are via BetUS.
- Minnesota Lynx +3.5 (-110)
- Chicago Sky -3.5 (-110)
- Over 164.5 (-110)
- Under 164.5 (-110)
- Minnesota Lynx +150
- Chicago Sky -170
Sky Seek to Sustain Sudden Scoring Surge
For much of the season, the Sky have been one of the WNBA’s least potent teams offensively. But their current three-game win streak is being fueled by an offensive explosion.
In each of their last three games, the Sky have scored exactly 104 points. That number was good for a 19-point home win over the Phoenix Mercury on July 30 and for a surprising road sweep of the Wings, a 15-point win on Friday and an eight-point win on Sunday.
Prior to those games on Friday and Sunday, the Wings had allowed 90 or more points only once in 12 home games this season.
But thanks to the trio of Kahleah Copper, Marina Mabrey, and Courtney Williams, the Sky lit up the scoreboard in Dallas.
After combining for 66 points in the win over the Mercury, they combined for 66 more in Friday’s win and 59 on Sunday. Williams tallied only four points in Sunday’s game, but Mabrey (32) and Copper (23) more than picked up the slack.
Can the Lynx keep up if the sizzling shooting continues for the Sky?
The good news is that Minnesota has a perfect record when scoring 90 or more points this season. Chicago is 6-2 when scoring 90 or more points this season, but they are 2-4 when allowing 90 or more points.
The bad news is that the Lynx have scored 90 or more points only five times all season and managed only 66 points against the New York Liberty on Friday. That was even with Napheesa Collier (21.6 PPG, 7.9 RPG) returning to action after missing three games due to a right ankle sprain.
Minnesota Lynx vs Chicago Sky Prediction and Picks
Lynx vs Sky Picks: Sky -3.5 (-110 at BetUS) & Lynx/Sky over 164.5 (-110 at BetUS)
Minnesota’s recent road wins over the Liberty and Sun show that they can beat just about anyone when things are going well, even without Collier. So, their chances to leave the Windy City with a win shouldn’t be discounted.
But the Sky are in the midst of their best stretch of the season, and Minnesota will not be able to keep up well enough on the offensive end to stop the Sky’s streak.
Where to Bet on Lynx vs Sky
The Lynx vs Sky betting odds mentioned in this article came from BetUS, but they aren’t the only sports betting site out there offering WNBA odds.
There are a number of online sportsbooks that are good for betting on the WNBA, but the above books are four that we highly recommend.
While you’re here, check out our WNBA betting guide, which is handy for both new and experienced bettors.
A new week is here, and it will be another busy week in the sports sphere. In addition to the ongoing Women’s World Cup, the English Premier League season will kick off on Friday, and in golf, the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs will also get underway this week with the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
Along with those events, the NFL preseason will properly get underway, NASCAR will take to the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and there is plenty of WNBA, MLB, and CFL action to look forward to.
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