2016 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
October 14, 2016
Minnesota at Los Angeles
Friday 10/14 09:00 PM Eastern
1.5 units on Game Total UNDER 159 -105 (risk 1.5 to return 2.93) RESULT: LOSS
This is a huge WNBA Finals game with the series tied 1-1. With so much at stake, both teams will play intense defense, which is already happening with Games 1 and 2 both going UNDER the total. Minnesota heads out on the road leaning on its great defense, second in the WNBA in points allowed. Minnesota won Game 2 on Tuesday, 79-60, with a dominant defensive effort. Los Angeles led the league during the regular season by shooting 48.7 percent from the floor, but in Game 2 the Sparks shot just 32.9 percent (23-of-70). League MVP Nneka Ogwumike took just six shots and Candace Parker was held to six points on 3-of-12 shooting. The Lynx controlled the boards with a 46-32 rebounding advantage. The Sparks also missed 17-of-20 three-pointers in Game 2. Los Angeles comes home and can also play great defense, tops in the league in points allowed (75.9 points per game) this season. The UNDER is 11-5 when these teams clash, including five of the last seven on this court. Look for both teams to bring their A-game defensively with so much at stake. Play Minnesota/Los Angeles to finish UNDER the total.