Minnesota Lynx vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 6/8/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Washington Mystics
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Entertainment and Sports Arena is the venue where and the Washington Mystics (2-5) will take on the Minnesota Lynx (3-4) on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Lynx stepped onto the hardwood against the Atlanta Dream and went home with a win by a final score of 100-80 in their last contest. Minnesota ended the game having earned a 51.5% field goal percentage (35 out of 68) and knocked down 11 of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Lynx buried 19 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 79.2%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 32 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 26 dimes for the game while forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and having 12 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to shoot 43.8% from the floor on 28 out of 64 shooting. Atlanta recorded 16 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Atlanta snagged 33 rebounds (13 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 1 block. Atlanta shot 73.7% at the charity stripe by making 14 of 19 attempts. They also converted 10 out of their 25 tries from long range.
Bridget Carleton is one player who was a factor in the matchup. She finished with 8 points on 3 of 7 shooting. She played for 33:11 mins played and also collected 2 rebounds. Carleton finished 42.9% from the field and totaled 3 assists. An additional player that was a major factor in the matchup for the Lynx was Napheesa Collier. She grabbed 6 rebounds in her 32:44 minutes on the hardwood. She finished the game at 37.5% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 6-of-16 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Collier had accumulated 6 assists.
Minnesota heads into this one with a mark of 3-4 for the season. They turn it over 13.9 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.9 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Minnesota is snagging 33.7 rebounds per contest and has 145 dimes so far this year, which ranks 9th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Lynx are shooting 31.6% on shots from distance (48 of 152) and 78.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 80.7 points per contest (7th in the league) while connecting on 43.1% from the field. On the defensive end, the Lynx are able to force 14.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They are surrendering 36.5% on 3-point shots while they are 6th in the league in PPG allowed (81.9). The Lynx defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.0% (103 of 136) and they surrender 35.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 2nd in the WNBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 139 conceded for the campaign.
When they last played, the Washington Mystics went home defeated by a final of 96-93 against the Las Vegas Aces. The Mystics recorded 29 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the contest. They turned it over 12 times, while recording 8 steals in the game. The Aces were called for 18 personal fouls for the contest which took the Mystics to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to bury 14 of the free throw tries for a clip of 73.7%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Washington buried 11 out of their 30 tries (36.7%). In all, the Mystics went 34 out of 77 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.2%. The Mystics permitted the Aces to make 33 of 76 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.4% for the contest. They shot 37.5% from distance by hitting 6 of 16 and finished the contest at 24 out of 27 at the charity stripe (88.9%). When it comes to rebounding, Washington permitted Las Vegas to collect 44 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Tina Charles was important for the Mystics in the game. She buried 7 out of 18 in the game for a field goal rate of 38.9%, and accumulated 9 rebounds. Charles recorded 16 points in her 36:19 mins on the court and tallied 3 dimes for the contest. An additional player that was important for Washington was Natasha Cloud. She finished this one with 11 dimes in her 36:06 minutes on the hardwood, and she shot 1 out of 6 from the floor. Cloud ended up shooting 16.7% from the floor while collecting 4 points and 4 boards.
Washington has a win-loss record of 2-5 for the season. The Mystics commit 19.7 personal fouls per game and they connect on 84.6% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 18.3 times per contest (7th in the league) and they are giving up possession 11.4 times per contest. Washington has earned 563 points so far this year (80.4 per game) and they collect 35.1 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mystics are shooting 39.3% from the field, which has them ranked 11th in basketball. The Mystics are ranked 7th in the WNBA in PPG allowed with 81.9. The Washington defense gives up 41.5% on 3-pointers (59 of 142) and their opponents are connecting on 77.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 20.7 dimes and 37.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is 11th and 9th in basketball. They are able to force 14.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (11th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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