The Money Line: WNBA odds for Friday, May 26

ST PAUL, MN - MAY 23: Sylvia Fowles
ST PAUL, MN - MAY 23: Sylvia Fowles /
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ST PAUL, MN – MAY 23: Renee Montgomery
ST PAUL, MN – MAY 23: Renee Montgomery /

Minnesota Lynx (-7, -110)
Connecticut Sun (+7, -110)
Total: 161

Though I took that particular day off picking games, The Summit editor Howard Megdal and I were discussing how shocked we were that the Los Angles Sparks were only 6.5 point favorites over the Indiana Fever and how it didn’t make sense to us. Well, a Fever 93-90 wins shows that Vegas always knows what its doing.

I bring this up because this game has that kind of feel to me. The Lynx are significantly better than the Sun, but you wouldn’t know it necessarily by looking at the scores from the season so far. The Lynx beat this same squad by just two points on Tuesday, and they also struggled for a while with a young Sky squad in the season opener.

The talent is undeniable for the Lynx, and Sylvia Fowles has been playing like an MVP candidate so far, but the squad is yet to hit the form that we’ve grown to know so well. On the other side, the Sun have done some nice things despite their 0-3 record. Owners of the best defensive rebounding percentage in the league, thanks in large part to Jonquel Jones‘ league leading average of 12.7 RPG, the Sun have the capability to hurt you on second chance points. Despite all the warning signs, I’m still going to take the Lynx and I’ll take the over.