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New York Liberty vs Minnesota Lynx Odds & Picks – WNBA Aug 4

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in WNBA

Updated Aug 4, 2023 · 6:25 AM PDT

The New York Liberty are 6-1 SU over the past 7 games
May 19, 2023; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New York Liberty players huddle after their game Washington Mystics at Entertainment & Sports Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
  • The New York Liberty are 10.5-point road favorites over the Minnesota Lynx in their WNBA game on Friday, August 4
  • New York is 6-1 straight up over the past seven games
  • The only loss suffered by the Liberty in that span was an 88-83 setback handed them by the Lynx on July 28. Are they the best bet tonight in the Liberty vs Lynx picks?

In WNBA action, the New York Liberty (20-6, 9-16 ATS) have been carrying the hot hand, except when they hit the Lynx. New York is 6-1 straight up over the past seven games. They’re heavy favorites in today’s Liberty vs Lynx odds.

The lone loss suffered by the Liberty came on July 28, an 88-83 home-court setback to the Minnesota Lynx (13-14, 15-11-1 ATS). But that factor is bearing little influence on oddsmakers as they are setting the line for this next meeting between the two teams.

Liberty vs Lynx Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Total
New York Liberty -500 -10.5 (-110) O 167.5 (-110)
Minnesota Lynx +380 +10.5 (-110) U 167.5 (-110)

New York is a 10.5-point road favorite at Minnesota as they face the Lynx for the second time in eight days. The Liberty have won five straight away games.

Minnesota has won four of the past five games against New York dating back to August 31, 2021.

The Liberty is 10-2 SU away from home this season. Odds as of August 4 at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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How to Watch New York vs Minnesota

Tip-off for this game is set for 8:00 pm ET on Friday, August 4 at the Target Center. The game is available for viewing on Ion.

Liberty vs Lynx Betting Trends

The people are being swayed somewhat by that Lynx victory over the Liberty in the WNBA public betting splits. In the spread splits, Minnesota is drawing 92% of handle and 65% of bets. The Lynx are 6-7-1 against the spread at home this season. When it comes to moneyline splits, the people are saying give me the Liberty. New York is pulling 62% of handle and 83% of bets. The Liberty are 8-2 SU over the past 10 games.

When it comes to the total of 167.5 points, 79% of handle and 62% of bets are going with the over.  Four of Minnesota’s last five games have gone over.

New York is the +300 second betting choice in the WNBA Championship odds. Minnesota is given a betting line of +20000 to win the WNBA championship, making the Lynx the co-eighth betting choice.

Stewart Pacing Powerful Liberty

Led by WNBA Eastern Conference player of the month Breanna Stewart, the Liberty are enjoying the best season in franchise history. Second overall in the WNBA, New York has won 10 of the past 12 games.

The odds-on -120 chalk to win the WNBA MVP, during July Stewart was leading the league with 24.5 points per game. Along with that, she was adding 8.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists over 11 games. Stewart shot 45.3% from the field and 41% from beyond the arc.

Stewart and Maya Moore of the 2014 Lynx as the only players in WNBA history to record 500 points, 200 rebounds and 50 made 3-pointers through the first 25 games of a season.

Lynx Have New York’s Number

Minnesota has lost just once in the past six meetings with the Liberty. The Lynx are 5-0 SU and 4-0-1 ATS in the past five home games against New York.

The over is 6-1 in the last seven Lynx vs Liberty games. Overall, Minnesota is 3-1 SU and 4-0 ATS through the past four games.

New York Liberty vs Minnesota Lynx Stats

20 Wins 13
88.2 Points Per Game 80.1
45.3% Field Goal Percentage 43.4%
37.4% Three-Point Percentage 31.3%
38.0 Rebounds 34.3
24.1 Assists 18.8
15.0 Turnovers 14.2
+6.2 +/- -5.0

Lynx forward Diamond Miller was the WNBA rookie of the month for July. She’s second on the team in scoring with 13.2 points per game. Forward Napheesa Collier is leading Minnesota in points (21.8) and rebounds (7.9).

New York vs Minnesota Prediction

Winners of their last five road games, the Liberty are second in the WNBA in points (88.2) and rebounding (38.0) per game. They’re averaging a league-leading 10.9 made 3-pointers per game.

That being the case, 10.5 points is a big number to lay against a home team in the Liberty vs Lynx odds. Minnesota is 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 games against New York.

Liberty vs Lynx Picks: Minnesota Lynx +10.5 (-110)

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