Minnesota Lynx at Washington Mystics WNBA Picks & Predictions 6/7/2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Capital One Arena
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Capital One Arena is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Lynx and the Washington Mystics on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 4.5 point favorites.
The Lynx head into this matchup with a mark of 2-5. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of -2.7 as they average 76.6 points per contest while giving up 79.3 per game. The Mytics have an overall record of 5-3. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They average 82.1 points per game and surrender 82.0, good for a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 0-3 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 0-1 against the over/under
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 1-3 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 3-1 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
06/05/18 G Tanisha Wright Personal is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Wash Mystics
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
06/04/18 F Elena Delle Donne Illness is out indefinitely
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
05/19/18 G Tayler Hill Knee is out indefinitely
Sylvia Fowles comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 11.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 60% while her free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Maya Moore averages 17.4 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 82%.
Kristi Toliver averages 14.4 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mytics. She grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 96%. Tianna Hawkins averages 11.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 76.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.1 per game. The Lynx allow 79.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 17.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 9.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 6th in the league with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 32.3 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 14.125. The Mytics are 6th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Mytics surrender 82.0 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 18.0 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mytics are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season.
The Lynx are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 102.8, and their offensive rating of 99.3 is ranked 8th. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 77.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 23% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Washington is 4th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 5th in the league. The Mytics are 5th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 78.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington +4.5
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