Washington Mystics vs Minnesota Lynx WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/24/2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Target Center is the site where Sylvia Fowles and the Minnesota Lynx (10-9, 5th in the Western Conference) will take on the Washington Mystics (11-6, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) on Wednesday.
The Mystics have been hot and cold for Vegas, having gone 9-8 ATS. Minnesota is covering 61.1% of the time, going 11-7 against the spread.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics have been an inconsistent Under pick for O/U bettors, having gone 9-8.
The Mystics cover 44.4% of the time on the road, having gone 4-5 ATS.
Important Minnesota Lynx Betting Trends
Minnesota is covering 44.4% of the time at Target Center, going 4-5 against the spread.
The Lynx have been a terrible Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 8-11.
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
07/21/19 G Ariel Atkins Achilles is questionable Wednesday vs Min Lynx
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
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
05/28/19 G Seimone Augustus Knee is out indefinitely
02/07/19 F Maya Moore Personal is out for season
Elena Delle Donne comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while being on the court 27.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Mystics. She grabs 8.6 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 48% while her free throw percentage is currently at 97%. Kristi Toliver averages 11.9 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.8 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 90%.
Sylvia Fowles averages 14.3 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Lynx. She grabs 9.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 58% and her free throw percentage currently is at 66%. Odyssey Sims averages 15.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 85.9 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They average 33.6 rebounds per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10.6 per game. The Mystics allow 76.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 17.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 8th in the league with 76.1 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 19.4. The Lynx are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Lynx surrender 74.5 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 17.4 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lynx are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Mystics are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 99 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 76.9 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 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 4th in the league.
Minnesota is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 3rd in the league. The Lynx are 8th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.4, and their defensive rating of 96.4 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 77.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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