The Storm is coming off as favorites this matchup as they seal their chances of making it to the Playoffs.
Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx: Odds
Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx: Recent Form
With only a few games to go before the all-important playoffs, it is crucial for the already qualified teams not to lose their form. The Seattle Storm will aim to get back to winning ways when they host the Minnesota Lynx for the next WNBA fixture tonight. The Storm is coming off a narrow defeat to the Mystics by a margin of 3 points in the last game. They couldn’t continue the momentum after winning against the same team 2 days ago.
In the previous fixture, Breanna Stewart turned out to be the most valuable for Seattle once again as she scored 23 points with 5 rebounds. Jewell Lloyd had a decent game as well and she finished with 15 points and 4 rebounds. The Storm is expected to dominate the Lynx in today’s matchup.
The Minnesota Lynx still has faint hopes of getting qualified for the playoffs. They need to give their best against the Storm at the Climate Pledge Arena to avoid a defeat. A big positive for the Lynx is that they won their last two games. In the previous fixture, Minnesota crushed Los Angeles.
The leading scorer for the Lynx from that game was Moriah Jefferson who added 22 points to her name with 4 assists. The other key performer was Kayla McBride as she scored 15 points and 4 rebounds. The Lynx needs to win this matchup to improve their chances of securing a playoff berth.
Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx: Head to Head
Storm have played the Lynx for about 45 matches, and they have won 21 of those matches.
The Lynx have won 24.
The last time both the teams met, Seattle took the win by a score of 81-79.
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Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx: Best Picks
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.
This season she is averaging a decent 13.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
The 27 year old Breanna Stewart power forward is a gem in the Storm lineup. With fantastic 3-pt shooting skills, she’s also paired with an incredible defense. Stewart is talented with in-the-paint shooting as well and is able to score with deep hooks and layups.
The two-time WNBA champion is having a very consistent and productive season, averaging 21.2 points, 2.7 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game. With a 45.5% field goal percentage, she is one of the top picks of this matchup.
Seattle Storm Point Guard Sue Bird is a very successful 3-pt facilitator. With her excellent playmaking abilities, she can weave through the opposition defense and set up assists for shots beyond the arc. Along with that, she’s an excellent outside scorer herself.
She’s averaging a solid 10 points per game, paired up with 5.8 assists and 1.7 rebounds this season.
Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx: Possible Lineup
Seattle Storm: Guard – Jewell Loyd | Guard – Sue Bird | Forward– Breanna Stewart | Forward – Gabby Williams | Center – Tina Charles
Minnesota Lynx: Guard- Kayla McBride | Guard- Moriah Jefferson | Forward- Aerial Powers | Forward- Jessica Shepard | Center- Sylvia Fowles
Seattle Storm vs Minnesota Lynx: Prediction
The Seattle Storm is undoubtedly looking like a stronger side as per the team strength and current form. Moreover, they will be having the home advantage tonight.
On the other hand, the Minnesota Lynx needs to find some way to avoid a defeat if they want to get into the top 8. They have very less margin of error against the mighty Storm. All the predictions and betting markets are favoring the Storm for this matchup.
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