Minnesota Lynx vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 9/8/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Washington Mystics
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
Myisha Hines-Allen and the Washington Mystics (5-13, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) host the Minnesota Lynx (13-6, 4th in the Western Conference) at IMG Academy on Tuesday.
Napheesa Collier comes into this game averaging 15.5 points per contest while being on the court 33.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Lynx. She grabs 8.9 rebounds per contest and hands out 3.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 51% while her free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Crystal Dangerfield averages 15.6 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.4 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game for Minnesota. Her field goal percentage is 46% for the year while her free throw percentage is 91%.
Myisha Hines-Allen averages 15.6 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 8.7 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Ariel Atkins averages 14.1 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage is 90%.
Minnesota averages 83.4 points per game this season, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They average 35.0 rebounds per contest and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 14.7 per game. The Lynx allow 78.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 18.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Washington is 11th in the league with 79.5 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -3.8. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.1 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Mystics are 10th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Mystics surrender 83.3 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 18.7 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season.
The Lynx are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 101.5, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 8th. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 77.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the WNBA. Minnesota is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 8th in the WNBA.
Washington is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 1st in the WNBA. The Mystics are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 106.4, and their offensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 4th. They are 12th in the WNBA in pace with 77.2 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 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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