Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 5/23/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the site where and the Indiana Fever (0-3) will play the Washington Mystics (0-2) on Sunday.
The Washington Mystics took the court against the Phoenix Mercury and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 91-70 in their last contest. Washington walked away from the game having earned a 30.7% field goal percentage (23 out of 75) and buried 5 out of their 28 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mystics converted 19 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 90.5%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they collected 34 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 17 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 19 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Concerning defending, Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 45.5% from the field on 30 of 66 shooting. Phoenix earned 17 dimes and had 4 steals in this matchup. In addition, Phoenix had 50 boards (17 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Phoenix walked away from this one shooting 80.0% at the free throw line by making 20 of their 25 attempts. They converted 11 of 28 attempts from three-point range.
Tina Charles is someone who had an impact in this contest. She racked up 22 points on 7 of 20 shooting. She was on the court for 33:07 minutes and also collected 12 rebounds. Charles finished the contest at 35.0% from the field and also recorded 3 dimes. An additional player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Mystics was Natasha Cloud. She pulled down 1 rebound in 31:11 minutes on the hardwood. She walked away from this one shooting 58.3% from the floor for this game by shooting 7-of-12 (18 points). When the game finished, Cloud earned 2 assists.
Washington steps onto the court with a record of 0-2 for the campaign. They have an average of 63.0 pts per game (12th in the WNBA) while hitting 27.9% from the field. The Mystics are connecting on 15.5% on shots from downtown (9 of 58) and 87.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Washington is snagging 39.0 boards per game and has accounted for 27 dimes this year, which has them ranked 10th in the WNBA in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 12.5 times per game and as a group are committing 21.0 personal fouls per contest. When they are on the defensive end, the Mystics have forced 16.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.0 fouls. They are relinquishing 42.2% on 3-point shots and they rank 6th in the league in points per game allowed (80.5). The Mystics are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 41.3% (33 of 42) and they surrender 43.0 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 6th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 43 surrendered for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Indiana Fever took a defeat with a final score of 88-67 when they faced the Connecticut Sun. The Fever collected 19 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 for this contest. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Sun committed 19 fouls in this contest which got the Fever to the charity stripe for 16 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 93.8%. In terms of shots from downtown, Indiana knocked down 4 of 15 attempts (26.7%). Overall, the Fever ended up shooting 24 out of 66 from the floor which had them shooting 36.4%. The Fever permitted the Sun to knock down 37 of their 67 tries from the field which had them sitting at 55.2% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 47.6% from distance by hitting 10 out of 21 and ended up going 4 of 7 from the free throw line (57.1%). When talking about attacking the glass, Indiana permitted Connecticut to snag 38 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Teaira McCowan ended up being a factor for the Fever in this game. She made 3 of 10 for this game for a field goal rate of 30.0%, and had 6 rebounds. McCowan had 8 points in her 25:06 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes in the matchup. An additional player that was pivotal for Indiana was Kelsey Mitchell. She ended up with 1 assist in 24:28 mins played, and she shot 4 of 8 from the field. Mitchell finished going 50.0% from the field while earning 9 points and 3 total rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 0-3 for the campaign. Indiana has totaled 219 pts for the season (73.0 per contest) and they grab 38.7 boards per game. The Fever have committed 19.3 fouls per game and they connect on 77.1% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Fever are shooting 37.2% from the floor, which ranks 10th in the league. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.3 times per contest (11th in the WNBA) and they are giving up possession 14.7 times per contest. The Fever defensively are ranked 8th in the league in points given up per game with 83.7. The Indiana defense concedes 44.4% on 3-point attempts (32 of 72) and opponents are converting on 77.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 22.0 dimes and 34.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 10th and 5th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 16.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.5% from the field (11th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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