Lynx vs Sun Picks and Prediction – 9/17/2023

By: Cameron Ross |

Last Updated: 09/16/2023 at 6:47 PM ET

Minnesota Lynx at Connecticut Sun 09/17/23 - WNBA Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 9/17/2023, 5:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: CONN -9.5 (-500); O/U 158.5

The Minnesota Lynx remain on the road Sunday for game two of their first round series in Connecticut against the Connecticut Sun. Minnesota comes into Game 2 two games below.500 on the year riding a three-game losing streak following their 30 point blowout loss in game one of this series. Offensively Minnesota has been mediocre this season averaging 80.2 points per game on 43% shooting from the floor. For more WNBA Action see our WNBA Picks.

Kayla McBride is the offensive leader for Minnesota this season averaging 16 points per game on 42.9% shooting to go along with a team high 3 assists. Napheesa Collier is second on the team averaging 14 points in the playoffs on 41.7% shooting and leads the team averaging 6 rebounds per game. Rachel Banham has scored eight points and Bridget Carleton averages six points per game through the postseason.

The Connecticut Sun come into Sunday 14 games above .500 on the year running hot after winning three of the last four including game one of this series in blowout fashion. Offensively Connecticut played well throughout the season averaging nearly 83 points per game on 44.5% shooting. The Sun offensive output increased in game one of this series pouring in 90 points, while the defense shined allowing just 60 points by Minnesota.

Defensively Connecticut was fantastic giving up just 32 points in the first half as Minnesota shot 35% from the floor and 20% from beyond the arc. The Connecticut offense was electric pouring in 47.1% of their shots and 53.3% from beyond the arc leading to their explosive offense as Connecticut scored 46 points in the first half.

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Connecticut showed in game one of this series they are the better team and will finish things off on Sunday. Look for Connecticut to again dominate on their home floor as they overwhelm Minnesota for the full game. Take Connecticut to do enough Sunday afternoon to get the win and cover as they advance to the next round. Final Score Prediction, Connecticut Sun win and cover 87-71.

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