Chicago Sky at Minnesota Lynx 5/19/23 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 05/18/2023 at 9:05 PM ET

Chicago Sky at Minnesota Lynx 5/19/23 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

The Chicago Sky will be on the road Friday night to open the regular season in Minneapolis against the Minnesota Lynx. Chicago wrapped a below average preseason on a 2 game win streak after an 8 point win against this Minnesota team on Saturday. Offensively Chicago was the better team making 44.4% of their shots and knocked down eight long balls to score 82 points including 45 in the second half. Chicago also won the rebounding battle and turned the ball over 18 times in the game as well.

Kahleah Copper carried the scoring load for Chicago in the final preseason game of the year with 18 points and 9 rebounds on 16 shots in 23 minutes of action. Morgan Bertsch added twelve points on seven shots as the only other Chicago starter in double figures, while the other three starters combined to score 15 total points. Kayana Traylor scored 13 points in 17 minutes, while Robyn Parks added twelve points on nine shots to lead the way off the Chicago bench.

The Minnesota Lynx open the 2023 regular season Friday night at home following a mediocre preseason performance. Minnesota finished the preseason with a loss in their final game against Chicago. Offensively Minnesota struggled a bit making just 39.7% of their shots from the floor, while knocking down 7 triples and 17 free throws. Minnesota recorded 10 steals as well but scored just 11 points in the first quarter leading to the eventual loss.

Rachel Banham and Kayla McBride carried the offensive load for the Minnesota starters scoring 13 points apiece. Minnesota got a little production from the other three starters combining to score 13 points, while Tiffany Mitchell led all scorers off the bench with 19 points and six assists on eight shots in 34 minutes of action.

These two teams just met a few days ago as Chicago handled the game without issue. Look for Chicago to repeat their performance from the final preseason game Friday night as they open the season with a win. Take Chicago to use their depth and scoring to overwhelm Minnesota leading to the win. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Sky win and cover 85-77.

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