Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/9/2020
Game: Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever
Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Myisha Hines-Allen and the Washington Mystics (3-2, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) are headed to IMG Academy on Sunday where they'll meet the Indiana Fever (2-3, 3rd in the Eastern Conference).
Myisha Hines-Allen comes into this game averaging 18.2 points per contest while being on the court 30.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Mystics. She grabs 9.4 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 57% while her free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Ariel Atkins averages 16.2 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.0 assists per contest and 1.6 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 55% for the year while her free throw percentage is 100%.
Kelsey Mitchell averages 19.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Fever. She grabs 1.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Candice Dupree averages 16.8 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
Washington averages 89.4 points per game this season, which ranks them 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They average 35.4 rebounds per contest and 19.4 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 12.2 per game. The Mystics allow 81.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 16.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 2nd place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Indiana is 6th in the league with 84.6 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 18.0. The Fever are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Fever surrender 88.0 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 15.6 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fever are 1st in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 10.8 per game this season.
The Mystics are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 98.9, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 8th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 82.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA. Washington is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
Indiana is 9th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 1st in the league. The Fever are 4th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 79.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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