Lynx vs Storm Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – May 17

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The Minnesota Lynx (1-0) face the Seattle Storm (0-1) on Friday, May 17, 2024 at 9:30 PM ET. The matchup airs on ION.

Lynx vs. Storm Prediction & Odds

  • Favorite: Lynx (-)
  • Lynx vs. Storm Stat Rankings (2023)

    Lynx Rank Lynx AVG Storm AVG Storm Rank
    9th 80.2 Points Scored 78.8 11th
    11th 85 Points Allowed 84.5 8th
    6th 34.3 Rebounds 34.9 4th
    7th 8 Off. Rebounds 8.2 5th
    7th 6.8 3pt Made 8.5 3rd
    6th 19.4 Assists 17.7 12th
    6th 13.4 Turnovers 14.5 11th

    Lynx vs. Storm 2023 Stats Insights

  • Last year, the Lynx recorded 80.2 points per game, just 4.3 fewer points than the 84.5 the Storm allowed.
  • Seattle’s 78.8 points per game last year were 6.2 fewer points than the 85 that Minnesota allowed.
  • The Storm squad was the 11th-ranked scoring team (78.8 PPG) in the WNBA a season ago, while the Lynx ranked 11th in terms of allowing points per game (85).
  • Minnesota had a -193-point scoring differential last season (-4.8 per game). Seattle was also outscored by opponents on average last year (-225 total points, -5.7 per game).
  • Minnesota and Seattle rebounded at around the same rate, averaging 34.3 and 34.9 boards per game last season, respectively.
  • Last season, the Lynx had a 43.5% shooting percentage from the field, which was 1.3% lower than the 44.8% of shots the Storm’s opponents hit.
  • Lynx’s Best Players (2023 stats)

  • Napheesa Collier accumulated 21.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season.
  • Courtney Williams averaged 6.3 assists per game while also scoring 10.4 points per contest.
  • Kayla McBride hit an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc a season ago.
  • Collier averaged 1.6 steals per game, while Alanna Smith collected 1.3 blocks per contest.
  • Storm’s Best Players (2023 stats)

  • Jewell Loyd scored 24.7 points and distributed 3.4 assists per game last season.
  • Ezi Magbegor pulled down 8.1 boards per game while also scoring 13.8 points a contest.
  • Loyd knocked down three threes per game a season ago.
  • Nneka Ogwumike averaged 1.7 steals per game, while Magbegor collected 1.9 blocks per contest.
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