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Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx Predictions, Head to Head, Betting Odds, Best Picks, Predicted Line-ups, Match Preview: WNBA

Minnesota Lynx stand against yet another tough challenge in front of them. Will they be able to finally make a comeback?

On Thursday, we have Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx. Let’s get right into it.

As the Lynx prepare to take on the Atlanta Dream, one is to wonder if they’ll be able to make the playoffs this season. At the bottom of the Western Conference, they are not performing well at all this season.

Coming off a 86-79 loss from the Connecticut Sun, it is tough to say that they will have a high morale coming into the game on Thursday.

Their opponents, the Atlanta Dream do not seem to be in good form either, except for Tiffany Hayes. Their playoffs position seems dicey, but they are sure to pull it off if they make a comeback.

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They have just suffered a loss from the Seattle Storm, losing 82-72. Even though Rhyne Howard scored 23 points and assisted Tiffany Hayes’ 12 points, they were still defeated. With good players like these, all they need is a bit of synchronicity.

Dream will host the Lynx at their home ground on Thursday.

Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx: Odds

PlatformDreamLynxPredicted Winner
1XBET1.831.83The match might result in a draw.

Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx: Recent Form

The Minnesota Lynx are not having that good of a season this time. They have won just 10 out of the 29 games they have played this season. However, featuring iconic players like Sylvia Fowles and Kayla McBride, they can still come through with this match. 

They have won only one out of their 5 previous matches, and have lost three consecutive matches. This might just be the match where they make a comeback, provided the momentum they must have right now.

The Atlanta Dream is a bit on the struggling side since they have only been unable to be consistent with their form, and are 12-16 in the fourth position in the Eastern Conference. They have managed to win 2 out of their last 5 games. 

Dream is currently fourth in the Eastern Conference. Dream has a very skilled pool of players, and what it lacks is to implement all the various playstyles into one game-winning playbook.

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Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx: Head to head

The Atlanta Dream have played with the Lynx 6 times this season, and won just twice. And out of the 4 matches Lynx has won, two of them were won by a very close margin. How close? A final score with the difference of 2-3 points. 

But throughout history, Lynx have 30 wins over the Dream in head-to-heads, while Dream has only won 9.

Though Lynx are not having a good season this time, they are a good team with a playstyle countering Atlanta Dream’s.

Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx: Best Picks

Sylvia Fowles

The Lynx’ Center Sylvia Fowles is a highly awarded veteran in WNBA. She’s the 4x Defensive Player of the Year, 8x WNBA All-Star, and 2x WNBA Champion. She is an excellent defender and aces at rebounds. Paired with a high stamina and deep hookes, she’s basically unstoppable on the court. 

Sylvia Fowles at the free throw line during a game.
Sylvia Fowles at the free throw line during a game.

This season, she has averaged 15 points per game, with a whopping 9.8 rebounds.

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Tiffany Hayes

The 2017 WNBA All-Star, Tiffany Hayes is also an incredible pick for today’s matchup. This shooting guard has incredible control over the ball and shoots with a flair only rarely possessed. She’s averaged a solid 17 points per game, stringing along 4 rebounds and 2.3 assists this season.

Tiffany Hayes in a match for the Atlanta Dream.
Tiffany Hayes in a match for the Atlanta Dream.

Kayla McBride

The 30 year old 3x WNBA All-Star shooting guard is definitely a top pic for Thursday’s game. She’s one of the most lethal shooters in the league from beyond the arc, featuring a beyond the arc shooting gameplay style.

Kayla McBride playing for the aces in 2018.
Kayla McBride playing for the aces in 2018.

This season she is averaging a decent 13.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx: Possible Lineup

Atlanta Dream: Guard– Tiffany Hayes | Guard– Erica Wheeler | Forward– Rhyne Howard | Forward– Nazz Hillmon | Center– Cheyenne Parker

Minnesota Lynx: Power Forward – Natalie Achonwa, Shooting Guard – Kayla McBride, Small Forward – Aerial Powers, Power Forward – Damiris Dantas, Center – Sylvia Fowles

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Atlanta Dream vs Minnesota Lynx: Winner

Atlanta Dream stand against another major challenge as they pair up with the Lynx. The Lynx have started to show a progressive form in their recent games, and Atlanta Dream are lacking in that department. Only a couple of players can’t keep the team afloat, unfortunately. 

Though the Lynx are losing their recent games, they have showed a lot of development and patience in their gameplay and this match can be their opportunity to make it through.

Given the closeness in the teams’ performance levels, it is tough to single out a clear winner.

Varun Sharma
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Varun is a huge NBA and F1 fanatic, which is also the reason why he is here. Pursuing a career in cloud computing and DevOps, he's always keen and eager to learn new things.

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