2008 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
June 28, 2008
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Minnesota at San Antonio
Saturday 06/28 08:05 PM Eastern
3 units on Minnesota +160 (moneyline) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: loss
3 units on Game Total UNDER 153 -105 (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: win
This is a pivotal game for the Lynx and the Silver Stars. Both teams bring an identical 8-6 record into this one as each team is trying to stay within striking distance of Western Conference-leader Los Angeles. The Lynx looked like one of best teams in the WNBA early on as they opened 6-1, but fell hard over their next seven going 1-6. The team that opened the season has been the one showing up again as the Lynx have bounced back to win two straight. They have found their way back via the defensive end of the court as they have allowed fewer points in their last three games combined than any other three-game stretch on the season. San Antonio has followed the same pattern as the Lynx, but in opposite fashion as they opened 3-4, then ran off six of seven, but now has dropped two in a row. The defense has disappeared, but when they were losing before, it was the defense that brought them back to life. This presents a good opportunity for the Lynx, 8-1 outside of their losing streak, and a renewed defensive commitment to grab a win on the road, in a game also played UNDER the posted total.
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