Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever Expert WNBA Picks 7/19/2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Natasha Cloud and the Washington Mystics (9-6, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday where they'll take on the Indiana Fever (6-12, 5th in the Eastern Conference). The odds on this matchup have Indiana as 3 point favorites. The over/under opens at 158.5.
The Mystics have been a solid pick for basketball bettors, having gone 8-7 ATS. The Fever cover the spread 50.0% of the time, going 9-9 against the spread.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics have been a less than ideal Under choice for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 8-7.
The Mystics cover the spread 50.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 4-4 ATS.
Important Indiana Fever Betting Trends
Indiana is covering 66.7% of the time at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, going 6-3 against the spread.
The Fever have been an excellent Over choice for O/U WNBA wagerers, having gone 10-8.
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
07/16/19 F Elena Delle Donne Concussion missed last game, is upgraded to probable Friday vs Indiana Fever
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Fever Injuries
04/05/19 G Victoria Vivians ACL is out for season
Natasha Cloud comes into this game averaging 9.8 points per contest while being on the court 32.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Mystics. She grabs 2.8 rebounds per contest and hands out 5.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 37% while her free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kristi Toliver averages 12.1 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.7 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 50% for the year while her free throw percentage is 89%.
Candice Dupree averages 11.7 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Erica Wheeler averages 11.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 84.8 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They average 33.4 rebounds per contest and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10.8 per game. The Mystics allow 76.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 17.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 7th in the league with 77.1 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 16.6. The Fever are 10th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Fever surrender 78.8 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game this season.
The Mystics are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 77.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Washington is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 3rd in the league.
Indiana is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 8th in the WNBA. The Fever are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 2nd. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 75.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA.
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Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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