Connecticut Sun at Minnesota Lynx Betting Preview

In the first of two WNBA games slated for Thursday, the Connecticut Sun will travel to the Minnesota Lynx. This fourth of July game features two teams that have gotten off to red hot starts this season. The Connecticut Sun are second in the Eastern Conference with a 15-4 record on the season. The Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury on Monday. Connecticut has won 6 out of their last 10 games overall.

For the Minnesota Lynx, they are 14-5 on the season. The Lynx lead the Western Conference standings. Minnesota is coming off a loss on the road at the Liberty on Tuesday. In their last 10 games, the Lynx are 7-3.

In this game, the Minnesota Lynx are -2. The total for the game between the Sun and Lynx is listed at 155.5.

Connecticut Sun in 2024

In the recent win for Connecticut, they saw five ladies score double digits in the game. Center Brionna Jones was the top scorer for Connecticut with 18 points. Alyssa Thomas was strong in the game as well, as she scored 10 points and ripped down 12 rebounds in the game.

The Sun rank 7th in the league in scoring, as they are just shy of 80 points per game. Connecticut struggles from downtown. The Sun makes just 5.2 three point shots per game. They are also making just 30.5% from there.

Next for the Sun after this game will be an affair at home against Atlanta on Sunday. They will remain home for games against the Liberty and Mercury, before heading to New York on July 16th to face the Liberty.

Surprising Lynx Squad

It has been fun to see the growth of the Minnesota Lynx. Despite scoring just 67 points in their most recent loss, the Lynx are fourth in the league in scoring. Minnesota is scoring 83 points per game. The Lynx are the second best shooting team, making just shy of 45% from the field.

The Lynx top scorers are Napheesa Collier, Kayla McBride and Alanna Smith. Those three are combining for 48.3 points per game. Collier is also adding more than 10 rebounds per game. The Lynx got 17 from McBride in their recent loss.

Minnesota will remain at home following this game. They welcome the Washington Mystics to town on Saturday. Following that, they will head west for games in Los Angeles on Tuesday and Seattle on Friday. The final two games in July will be at home against the Fever and Dream.

Sun Top Lynx

We like a really competitive basketball game here. Both of these teams can pick it up a notch, and in this competitive game, we expect them both to do so. When push comes to shove though, we are going to go with the Connecticut Sun. A little more experience there, and slightly better talent. Despite being on the road, the Sun win this game. Take the Connecticut Sun +2 over the Minnesota Lynx on Thursday!

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