Lynx vs Storm Picks and Prediction – 8/19/2023

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 08/17/2023 at 9:01 PM ET

Minnesota Lynx at Seattle Storm 08/18/23 - WNBA Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 8/19/2023, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: MIN 2.5 (-125); O/U 163.5

Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA will welcome the Minnesota Lynx Friday night. Minnesota comes into Friday night two games below .500 after losing three of the last five following an 18 point blowout loss to Seattle. To get all of the WNBA Plays and Previews check out our WNBA Picks. Defensively Minnesota was severely outmatched in their last game giving up 91 points on 50% shooting from the floor. Offensively Minnesota was unable to counter pouring in just 73 points on 39.7% shooting from the floor.

Napheesa Collier is one of the best scorers in all of the WNBA leading Minnesota averaging 21.4 points per game to go along with a team high 7.9 rebounds. Kayla McBride is second on the team 12.9 points and Diamond Miller is the third player in double figures averaging 12.4 points per game. Lindsay Allen averages 6.2 points but leads Minnesota with 4.5 assists per game.

The Seattle Storm remain at home Friday night 12 games below .500 despite riding a two game win streak. Seattle has been one of the worst teams offensively in the WNBA this season ever just 78.3 points per game on 40.9% shooting, while allowing 83.5 points per game. Defensively Seattle has stepped up enormously allowing just 69 points per game during their two game win streak.

Jewell Loyd has been tremendous for Seattle this season averaging 24.1 points per game on 37.8% shooting to lead the team. Sami Whitcomb averages 8.7 points per game, while Gabby Williams is averaging 8.4 points per game. Ezi Magbegor is second the team averaging 13.9 points and leads the team averaging 8.1 rebounds through 30 games played.

Our Free WNBA Pick for vs

This is a matchup between two bottom feeders in the WNBA as both are struggling coming into Friday. Expect Minnesota to use their strengths on both sides of the ball to overpower a struggling Seattle team. Take Minnesota Friday night to do enough to end their recent skid as they pick up the win and cover out West. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Lynx win and cover 85-73.

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