Washington Mystics at Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/19/2018
Sunday, August 19, 2018
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The Washington Mystics travel to Target Center to play the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 5 point favorites.
The Mytics head into this matchup with a mark of 21-11. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 3.3 as they average 82.0 points per contest while giving up 78.7 per game. The Lynx have a record of 17-16. They are 5th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 0.5 as they average 78.7 points per game while giving up 78.1 per contest.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 17-15 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 14-18 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Minnesota Lynx are 11-21-1 against the spread
The Minnesota Lynx are 11-22 against the over/under
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
08/18/18 G Ariel Atkins Hip is "?" Sunday vs Min Lynx
08/18/18 G Natasha Cloud Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Min Lynx
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
08/18/18 F Rebekkah Brunson Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Wash Mystics
08/13/18 G Danielle Robinson Ankle is out indefinitely
Kristi Toliver comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Mytics. She pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Elena Delle Donne averages 21.0 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 89%.
Sylvia Fowles averages 17.5 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 11.8 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Maya Moore averages 18.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 82.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 31.8 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 11.0 per game. The Mytics allow 78.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 10th in the league with 78.7 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the WNBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Lynx are 4th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Lynx surrender 78.1 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 18.3 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season.
The Mytics are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 76.5 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 13.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 8th in the league.
Minnesota is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Lynx are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 11th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 8th. 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.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? WNBA game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota +5 and under 164 points
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