Sky vs Lynx Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for WNBA Game (Back a High-Scoring Showdown in Minneapolis)

Chicago Sky vs Minnesota Lynx prediction, odds and betting insights for WNBA game.
Chicago Sky vs Minnesota Lynx prediction, odds and betting insights for WNBA game. / AP Photos/Chris Young

The 2023 WNBA season kicks off on Friday, May 19, with an exciting matchup between the Chicago Sky and Minnesota Lynx.

Sky vs Lynx Game Info

  • Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Target Center -- Minneapolis, MN

Two teams expected to make playoff pushes in 2023 meet head-to-head on Friday night. The Sky will aim to build on a 2022 season in which they finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference, while Minnesota will attempt to bounce back after missing the playoffs for the first time since 2010.

Sky vs Lynx Odds & Spread

  • All WNBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CHI: (+172) | MIN: (-215)
  • Spread: CHI: +4.5 (-102) | MIN: -4.5 (-120)
  • Total: 162.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Lynx enter this contest as moderate home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 162.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.

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Sky vs Lynx Betting Trends

  • Chicago finished the 2022 WNBA season with a 12-6 road record.
  • Minnesota finished the 2022 WNBA season with a 7-11 home record.
  • The total hit the over in 19 of Chicago's 36 games in the 2022 WNBA season.
  • The total hit the over in 20 of Minnesota's 36 games in the 2022 WNBA season.

Sky vs Lynx Prediction & Pick

While Chicago was one of the best WNBA teams in the 2022 campaign, it's a team that lost a ton of talent in the offseason. In fact, three of the team's top four scorers from last year left in free agency. That includes Candace Parker (13.2), Emma Meesseman (12.4) and Courtney Vandersloot (11.8).

The Lynx lost a valuable player as well when Sylvia Fowles announced her retirement, but Naphesa Collier is back and that is crucial. The two-time All-Star had averaged over 16.0 points per game in back-to-back seasons before the birth of her child led to her playing in only four games last year.

I'll back the home team to earn a victory in a battle between two teams looking to find momentum.

Final Score Prediction: Sky: 82 | Lynx: 85

Sky vs Lynx Best Bet

These teams are going to have to adapt without top players from last season, which should push others to put on a show and cement themselves as the new go-to options. Keep in mind both of these teams finished among the top six in scoring last season and more than 162.5 total points have been scored in seven of the last nine head-to-head matchups. Signs point to a high-scoring battle.

Bet: Over 262.5 Total Points (-110)

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