2011 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
October 07, 2011
Minnesota at Atlanta
Friday 10/07 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Atlanta -4.5 (-110) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: loss
4 units on Game Total OVER 167 -110 (risk 4 to return 4) RESULT: loss
The old adage: "The team in need is the team indeed," certainly applies in this one. The Dream is down 2-0 in the series to Minnesota. The series turns to Atlanta for this one, and the Dream has been unbeatable here since losing on August 2. They have rattled off eight straight wins at home, including a pair in the playoffs. They have been lethal offensively on home hardwood where they have topped the 90-point mark in four of their last seven to an average of 86 points per game. Minnesota hasn't been shy about playing wide open in the playoffs, as they have scored 85 or more in each of their last five playoffs games. The Dream are raking-in the cash in five of their last six as a favorite, and have also topped the total in eight of their last nine when following an ATS loss, including 5-0 to the OVER following a straight-up loss. The Lynx are airing it out on the road where they have eclipsed the total in four straight. Play on Atlanta and take the OVER in Game 3.