Sun vs. Lynx WNBA Prediction – Sunday, July 24, 2022

| July 24, 2022 7:35 am PDT

The Connecticut Sun battle the Minnesota Lynx for the second straight game. Connecticut cruised to a 10-point victory over Minnesota on Friday. Another victory could clinch a playoff spot.

The Lynx are two games behind the No. 8 seed. Every game is crucial as they battle for the final playoff spot. Does your Sun vs. Lynx pick have them closing the gap?

It’ll be interesting to see the Sun vs. Lynx odds because Connecticut could be without their top player. That absence will impact everyone’s Sun vs. Lynx betting pick.

Sun vs. Lynx Odds for July 24th

Sportsbook Connecticut Sun Minnesota Lynx Bonus Offered
Bovada (-185) (+160) 50% up to $250
BetOnline (-195) (+170) 60% up to $1,000
BetUS (-180) (+160) 125% up to $2,500
MyBookie (-190) (+160) 100% up to $1,000

The Connecticut Sun open as the favorite, but you would expect a bigger margin against the Minnesota Lynx. Does that make your Sun vs. Lynx prediction easy? I’d remain cautious.

Connecticut recently had a rough patch against the spread, but they’ve responded by covering in three of their last four games. Surprisingly, they were the underdog in Friday’s victory over Minnesota. The Lynx have only covered once in their previous four games.

The point total for Sunday’s matchup opens at 164.5.

We don’t have a clear trend from either team, but Friday’s matchup featured 178 points. That point total was 160, so the sportsbooks expect another high-scoring game. Do you agree with the Sun vs. Lynx betting odds?

Unfortunately, both teams are dealing with significant absences. Last year’s MVP, Jonquel Jones, could be out as she remains in the health and safety protocols. Minnesota won’t have All-Star center Sylvia Fowles as she deals with a knee injury.

Sun vs. Lynx Breakdown

The Connecticut Sun and Minnesota Lynx entered the season with high expectations. Connecticut has lived up to the hype, being at the top of the standings throughout the season. Unfortunately, Minnesota has stayed outside the playoff picture.

Minnesota has done a nice job overcoming a 3-13 start. They had a 6-2 stretch, but they enter this matchup with three losses in their last four games.

The Sun vs. Lynx odds could shift if Jonquel Jones is out. She’s questionable after missing the last three games. She’d be a significant loss for the Sun.

Thankfully, Minnesota has many playmakers on offense and defense. They have four players averaging over 10 points. Coincidentally, each player averages at least one steal.

Alyssa Thomas has momentum after having one of the best performances in franchise history. Thomas had the first triple-double in franchise history on Friday night. She had 15 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds. Thomas wasn’t shabby on the defensive end, recording three steals and a block.

We know Sylvia Fowles won’t suit up on Sunday. Offense hasn’t been an issue for the Lynx, as they average the fifth-most points per game. Aerial Atkins and Kayla McBride should be the top scorers.

  • Aerial Atkins: 14.1 points per game
  • Kayla McBride: 14.0 points per game

Neither play impacted Friday’s matchup against the Sun. My free Sun vs. Lynx pick will have a hard time backing them if they don’t improve.

There’s not a big difference on the offensive end, but the Sun have been a much better defensive team in 2022. My Sun vs. Lynx betting pick accounts for Connecticut’s advantage. Is it enough to overcome the potential loss of Jones?

Are you leaning one way with your Sun vs. Lynx pick today? If not, why not check out my favorite prop bets.

Sun vs. Lynx Game Props

  • First Half: Connecticut Sun (-2.5) (-110)
  • Connecticut Sun Over 42.5 First Half Points (-105)
  • Minnesota Lynx Under 80.5 Points (-120)

The Sun vs. Lynx odds give the Connecticut Sun a slight advantage in the first half. That may be a mistake because the Minnesota Lynx struggled in the first half on Friday.

Connecticut held a 13-point lead at halftime. They did this without Jonquel Jones. My Sun vs. Lynx prediction will be easy if Jones plays. Minnesota won’t have a chance in the first half, especially without Sylvia Fowles.

The Sun have led at halftime in five straight games, including against the Las Vegas Aces. They shouldn’t have much trouble against the Lynx.

My Sun vs. Lynx pick tonight has the Sun winning the first half by 3+ points. Why not double down by taking the Sun to clear 42.5 points? Why did the Sun have a big first-half advantage on Friday? Check out their scoring in each quarter.

  • First Quarter: 26 points
  • Second Quarter: 25 points

Again, they did this without Jones. The latest 2022 WNBA MVP odds have her as a contender. The Lynx have struggled on defense in 2022. It’ll be tough for them to hold down the Sun’s offense.

Let’s shift our focus to the Lynx. The only silver lining in their tough season has been a quality offense. How will that offense look without Sylvia Fowles? My expert Sun vs. Lynx pick isn’t high on that unit.

The Sun have had an elite defense throughout the season. Minnesota cleared this mark on Friday night, but that was with Fowles in the lineup. It’ll be a different story on Sunday.

It’ll be tough to clear 80 points without Fowles. Do you have faith in Minnesota’s offense?

Sun vs. Lynx Pick

My Pick: Connecticut Sun (-180)Bet on the Sun at BetUS

My free Sun vs. Lynx pick shouldn’t surprise anyone. I’ve voiced my support for the Connecticut Sun while doubting the Minnesota Lynx.

It’s hard to have confidence in Minnesota without their best player. Connecticut is the better team when they’re both at full strength. They scored a 10-point victory on Friday without their best player. There’s no reason to think they won’t do the same on Sunday.

Amazon Prime Video has coverage of this matchup at 7 p.m. ET. Please visit the top basketball betting sites to place your bets.

Nicholas Sterling
Nicholas Sterling

Nicholas has been a Sports Writer with since May 2021. He has a rich sports background, writing about NASCAR, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Golf, etc. Nick is always ready for a new challenge.

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