Indiana Fever vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 6/19/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Fever vs Washington Mystics
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Indiana Fever (1-13) go to Entertainment and Sports Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Washington Mystics (5-6).
The Indiana Fever took the court against the Seattle Storm and took a loss by a final of 79-69 in their last game. Indiana wrapped up the contest having earned a 41.9% field goal percentage (26 of 62) and knocked down 2 out of their 14 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Fever buried 15 of 17 shots for a rate of 88.2%. In regard to pulling down boards, they earned 32 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 16 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 43.1% from the floor on 31 of 72 shooting. Seattle doled out 9 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. In addition, Seattle snagged 40 rebounds (9 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Seattle finished 73.3% from the free throw line by burying 11 of their 15 tries. They also converted 6 of their 20 shots from distance.
Tiffany Mitchell is a player who was important for this game. She walked away with 12 points on 4 of 10 shooting. She saw the court for 32:22 mins and also grabbed 1 board. Mitchell finished the contest at 40.0% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out. An additional player that played a role in this game for the Fever was Kelsey Mitchell. She snagged 3 rebounds in 31:03 min on the hardwood. She shot 33.3% from the floor in this game by going 3-of-9 (12 points). At the conclusion of this game, Mitchell tallied 4 assists.
Indiana comes into this one with a record of 1-13 for the year. They are turning it over 14.4 times per contest and as a group they are committing 17.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Indiana is collecting 34.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 246 assists this year, which is 5th in the WNBA in terms of passing. The Fever are hitting 26.3% on shots from beyond the arc (62 of 236) and 77.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 74.4 pts per game (12th in the WNBA) while hitting 41.1% from the field. When they are on defense, the Fever are forcing 11.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.2 fouls. The Fever are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.2% (163 of 255) and they surrender 33.3 boards per contest as a squad. They are ranked 12th in the WNBA in giving up assists with 296 relinquished so far this season. They give up 43.1% on three-point shots and they are ranked 12th in the league in PPG from their opponents (88.4).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Washington Mystics got the victory with a final of 96-93 when they played the Atlanta Dream. The Mystics pulled down 26 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 31 for this contest. They also gave up possession 15 times, while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Dream committed 17 fouls for this game which got the Mystics to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 17 of them for a clip of 85.0%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Washington buried 13 of their 31 tries (41.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Mystics finished the game shooting 33 for 67 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.3%. The Mystics allowed the Dream to knock down 34 out of 70 tries from the floor which had them at 48.6% in this matchup. They finished shooting 38.1% from 3-point land via 8 out of 21 and finished the game at 17 out of 21 from the free throw line (81.0%). When it comes to rebounding, Washington allowed Atlanta to snag 37 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Natasha Cloud ended up being a factor for the Mystics for the game. She made 3 of 7 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and had 9 rebounds. Cloud recorded 10 points in her 36:21 mins on the court and had 11 dimes for this game. Another player who was a determining factor for Washington was Theresa Plaisance. She walked away with 3 assists in her 34:34 minutes on the hardwood, and she knocked down 10 of 16 from the field. Plaisance walked away from this one going 62.5% from the field and also earning 25 points and 6 total rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 5-6 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mystics are hitting on 40.6% from the field, which is 11th in the WNBA. Washington has accounted for 911 pts on the season (82.8 per contest) and they average 34.7 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 18.5 times per game (7th in the league) and they are turning it over 12.4 times per game. The Mystics are responsible for committing 19.8 personal fouls per game and they connect on 85.0% from the charity stripe. The Mystics on defense are ranked 9th in the league in PPG given up with 83.5. They relinquish 20.0 assists and 36.1 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 9th and 8th in basketball. The Washington defense concedes 39.7% on shots from beyond the arc (94 of 237) and opponents are converting on 78.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.3% from the floor (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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