Minnesota Lynx at New York Liberty 5/18/21 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 05/17/2021 at 5:38 PM ET

Minnesota Lynx at New York Liberty 5/18/21 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

The Minnesota Lynx look to bounce back from an opening-game loss when visiting the New York Liberty on Tuesday. Minnesota is 0-1 following a 77-75 loss to the Phoenix Mercury. Minnesota was led in the loss by Aerial Powers with 18 points, while Kayla McBride and Crystal Dangerfield each scored 17 points. Veteran Sylvia Fowles scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and is now 17th overall in WNBA career scoring.

After one game, Aerial Powers is leading Minnesota in scoring with an average of 18 points per game, while Kayla McBride and Crystal Dangerfield have each scored 17. The leading rebounder for Minnesota is Sylvia Fowles with an average of 11.0 per game and the co-leaders in assists are Crystal Dangerfield and Damiris Dantas with five apiece.

New York looks for its third consecutive victory to start the season when hosting Minnesota on Tuesday. New York opened the season with a 90-87 victory over Indiana and defeated Indiana for a second straight time on Sunday 73-65. Betnijah Laney was the leading scorer for New York with 20 points, while Sabrina Ionescu scored 12 points. New York is tied for first in the Eastern Conference with Connecticut.

Betnijah Laney is the leading scorer for New York with an average of 25.0 points per game, while Sabrina Ionescu is the second-leading scorer with an average of 16.5 points per game. The leading rebounder is Ionescu with an average of 7.5 per game, while the leader in assists is also Ionecsu with an average of 9.5 per game.

New York has started the season strong with two consecutive victories, but will face a tough battle on Tuesday against Minnesota. Minnesota has covered the number in each of the last four versus New York and the Lynx have covered the number in six of the last eight on the road. Minnesota has a trio of scorers in Kayla McBride, Crystal Dangerfield and Sylvia Fowles that will give the Liberty defense fits from start to finish. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Lynx win and cover ATS 84-79.

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