Minnesota Lynx vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 9/19/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Washington Mystics
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
The Minnesota Lynx (20-10) go to Entertainment and Sports Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Washington Mystics (12-18).
The Minnesota Lynx played the Indiana Fever and went home with a win by a final score of 90-80 in their last contest. Minnesota finished the game with a 56.1% FG percentage (32 of 57) and converted 5 of their 13 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Lynx buried 21 of their 22 shots for a rate of 95.5%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they compiled 29 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 18 dimes for the game as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about defense, Minnesota allowed 50.0% from the floor on 34 of 68 shooting. Indiana totaled 5 dimes and had 9 steals in the game. In addition, Indiana snagged 20 rebounds (5 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Indiana finished the contest at 100.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 4 of their 4 tries. They also knocked down 8 out of their 17 tries from 3-point land.
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Napheesa Collier is one player who was a major factor for the contest. She walked away with 22 points on 7 of 14 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 37:39 mins and also collected 6 rebounds. Collier finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 7 assists. Another player that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Lynx was Kayla McBride. She grabbed 4 rebounds in 34:48 min on the hardwood. She finished shooting 50.0% from the floor for the game by shooting 4-of-8 (12 points). When the time ran out, McBride accounted for 2 assists.
Minnesota enters this matchup with a record of 20-10 on the year. They average 82.4 pts per contest (4th in basketball) on 45.9% from the field. The Lynx are shooting 34.6% on 3-point shots (205 of 593) and 84.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Minnesota is snagging 34.8 rebounds per contest and has earned 615 assists on the campaign, which is 4th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.2 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.6 fouls per game. On defense, the Lynx have forced 12.8 turnovers per game while drawing 17.4 fouls. They relinquish 35.2% on 3-pointers and they are 4th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (79.0). The Lynx defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.5% (383 of 522) and they concede 32.5 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 4th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 549 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Washington Mystics walked away with a victory by a final of 79-71 when they played the Chicago Sky. The Mystics were able to snag 31 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 35 for this contest. They turned it over 15 times, while earning 9 steals for the contest. The Sky earned 15 fouls in this matchup which got the Mystics to the free throw line for 17 shots. They were able to make 12 of those for a percentage of 70.6%. Pertaining to shooting from distance, Washington knocked down 9 of their 27 attempts (33.3%). Overall, the Mystics shot 29 for 60 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.3%. The Mystics allowed the Sky to convert 28 of their 67 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.8% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 13.6% from 3-point land by shooting 3 out of 22 and ended up going 12 of 15 from the charity stripe (80.0%). In regard to how they rebounded, Washington permitted Chicago to get 31 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Natasha Cloud was important for the Mystics for the contest. She buried 6 out of 11 in the matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and had 6 rebounds. Cloud scored 16 points in her 37:36 mins on the court and totaled 8 dimes for the matchup. An additional player that ended being a contributor for Washington was Tina Charles. She walked away with 5 assists in 36:03 minutes played, and she put in 10 of 19 from the field. Charles ended the game having shot 52.6% from the field while also earning 31 points and 10 boards.
Washington has a win-loss record of 12-18 for the year. The Mystics are responsible for committing 17.0 fouls per contest and they shoot 80.7% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 18.5 times per game (7th in the WNBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per game. Washington has accounted for 2,396 pts for the campaign (79.9 per contest) and they grab 33.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mystics are connecting on 40.9% from the field, which has them ranked 11th in the WNBA. The Mystics on the defensive side of the court are 9th in basketball in PPG given up with 83.4. They give up 19.3 assists and 36.8 total boards per game, which has them ranked 6th and 9th in basketball. The Washington defense gives up 37.5% from downtown (229 of 611) and their opposition makes 79.8% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.2% from the field (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota
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