Washington Mystics at Indiana Fever WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/15/2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Washington Mystics travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Fever on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington as 10.5 point favorites.
The Mytics head into this matchup with a mark of 20-11. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 3.0 as they average 82.6 points per contest while giving up 79.6 per game. The Fever head into this matchup with a mark of 5-26. They are 6th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -9.6 as they average 75.2 points per contest while giving up 84.8 per game.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 16-14 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 14-16 against the over/under
Important Indiana Fever Betting Trends
The Indiana Fever are 11-20 against the spread
The Indiana Fever are 14-15-2 against the over/under
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
08/12/18 G Ariel Atkins Hip left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Indiana Fever
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
05/26/18 G Shenise Johnson Knee is out indefinitely
Kristi Toliver comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while being on the court 33.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Mytics. She grabs 2.1 rebounds per contest and hands out 4.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Elena Delle Donne averages 21.0 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 89%.
Candice Dupree averages 13.6 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Kelsey Mitchell averages 13.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 1.6 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 35% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 82.6 points per game this season, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the WNBA. They average 31.5 rebounds per contest and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 11.3 per game. The Mytics allow 79.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 12th in the league with 75.2 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -9.6. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 32.5 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 15.6. The Fever are 10th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Fever surrender 84.8 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 20.1 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 36.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season.
The Mytics are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 107 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Washington is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 4th in the league.
Indiana is 12th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 1st in the league. The Fever are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 96.9, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 77 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana +10.5
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