Minnesota Lynx vs. New York Liberty Prediction, Odds and Game Preview – May 25

The Minnesota Lynx (2-1) welcome in the New York Liberty (4-1) after Napheesa Collier went off for 31 points in the Lynx’s 83-82 loss to the Sun.

If you are looking to make an informed wager on Saturday’s game, find out the best bets available in this matchup, in the article below (according to our computer predictions).

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Spread: Lynx (+1.5) to Cover

  • The DraftKings line for this game has the Lynx favored by 1.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (3.8 points).
  • Against the spread, the Lynx were 20-16-0 last season.
  • Minnesota’s ATS record as a 1.5-point favorite or greater was 7-7 last year.
  • The Liberty covered the spread 14 times in 40 games last year.
  • New York had two wins ATS (2-4) as a 1.5-point underdog or more last season.

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Total: Over 165.5

  • The model predicts a total 1.2 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.
  • Out of 36 games last year, the Lynx had 18 with more than 165.5 points scored, their current matchup’s over/under.
  • Last year, 24 New York’s games featured over 165.5 points scored.
  • Last year, 20 of the Lynx’s 36 games went over the point total.
  • Out of 40 Liberty games last year, 24 went over the total.

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Moneyline Winner: Lynx (-130)

  • Prediction: Lynx 85, Liberty 81
  • Last season, New York was an underdog seven times and won three of those games.

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Lynx Leaders

  • Collier scored 21.5 points and pulled down 8.5 rebounds per game last season.
  • Courtney Williams averaged 6.3 assists per game to go with her 10.4 PPG scoring average.
  • Kayla McBride knocked down 2.2 threes per game a season ago.
  • Collier averaged 1.6 steals per game, while Alanna Smith notched 1.3 blocks per contest.

Liberty Leaders

  • Breanna Stewart has the top spot on the Liberty leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 19.4 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
  • New York’s assist leader is Sabrina Ionescu with six per game. She also averages 16 points per game and adds four rebounds per game.
  • Ionescu is the most prolific from the three-point line for the Liberty, hitting two threes per game.
  • Stewart’s steals (three steals per game) and blocks (1.6 blocks per game) pace New York on defense.

All stats in this article refer to the 2023 regular season.

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