Minnesota Lynx vs Washington Mystics Basketball Betting Tips 8/11/2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Entertainment and Sports Arena
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Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics (16-7, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) host the Minnesota Lynx (11-11, 4th in the Western Conference) at Entertainment and Sports Arena on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
The Lynx have been an excellent option for WNBA wagerers, having gone 12-9 ATS. Washington covers the spread 52.4% of the time, going 11-10 against the spread.
Valuable Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
The Lynx have been a good Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 10-12.
Minnesota covers the spread 45.5% of the time on the road, having gone 5-6 ATS.
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
Washington covers the spread 50.0% of the time at Entertainment and Sports Arena, going 6-6 against the spread.
The Mystics have been a bad Under pick for over/under bettors, having gone 13-9.
Key Minnesota Lynx Injuries
06/29/19 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
06/13/19 F Kelsey Griffin Toe is out for season
06/10/19 F Jessica Shepard Knee is out for season
02/07/19 F Maya Moore Personal is out for season
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Sylvia Fowles comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Lynx. She pulls down 9.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 59% while her free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Odyssey Sims averages 14.2 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 38% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Elena Delle Donne averages 18.8 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 8.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 94%. Kristi Toliver averages 12.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota averages 76.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 35.0 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 15.3 per game. The Lynx allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 17.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 1st in the league with 86.8 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 21.4. The Mystics are 12th in turnovers per game with 10.5. The Mystics surrender 78.6 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Lynx are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 96.8, and their offensive rating of 98.4 is ranked 10th. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 77.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 4th in the WNBA.
Washington is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 1st in the WNBA. The Mystics are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 102, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 3rd. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 76.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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