Minnesota Lynx vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 7/17/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Lynx vs Washington Mystics
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2022
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
The Minnesota Lynx (10-16) are headed to Entertainment and Sports Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Washington Mystics (15-11).
The Minnesota Lynx stepped onto the hardwood against the Indiana Fever and earned the victory with a final of 87-77 in their last game. Minnesota wrapped up the contest having earned a 44.4% FG percentage (32 of 72) and converted 5 out of their 20 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Lynx knocked down 18 of their 19 tries for a percentage of 94.7%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 41 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 26 assists for the matchup while forcing 12 turnovers and having 5 steals. In the matter of defending, Minnesota let their opponent shoot 36.6% from the field on 26 out of 71 shooting. Indiana earned 8 assists and had 8 steals for the game. Moreover, Indiana collected 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Indiana went 71.4% at the charity stripe by burying 20 of their 28 shots. They also buried 5 of 22 shots from long range.
Kayla McBride is someone who played a role in this matchup. She notched 28 points on 9 of 17 shooting. She played 32 mins and collected 3 rebounds. McBride finished 52.9% from the field and also totaled 4 dimes.
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Minnesota comes into this matchup with a record of 10-16 for the season. The Lynx are shooting 34.0% from downtown (178 of 523) and 77.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 83.7 points per contest (4th in the league) while going 44.6% from the field. They are turning it over 14.4 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Minnesota is pulling down 37.9 rebounds per game and has racked up 540 assists this season, which ranks 2nd in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Lynx have forced 11.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. They relinquish 34.4% on 3-point shots and they rank 7th in the league in PPG allowed (84.1). The Lynx defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.5% (310 of 482) and they concede 32.5 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 12th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 553 surrendered for the campaign.
For their last game, the Washington Mystics walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 80-75 when they played the Phoenix Mercury. The Mystics were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 19 times, while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Mercury committed 20 fouls in the matchup which took the Mystics to the charity stripe for 26 tries. They were able to knock down 23 of them for a percentage of 88.5%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Washington knocked down 8 of 27 attempts (29.6%). In all, the Mystics shot 22 for 65 from the floor which gave them a rate of 33.8%. The Mystics allowed the Mercury to bury 26 out of 69 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 37.7% in the matchup. They finished 38.5% from three-point range by going 10 of 26 and finished the contest at 18 of 20 from the free throw line (90.0%). Concerning rebounding, Washington permitted Phoenix to collect 31 overall (6 offensive).
Elena Delle Donne was important for the Mystics for this game. She made 6 out of 13 for this contest giving her a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and earned 12 rebounds. Delle Donne scored 19 points in her 31 mins on the hardwood and had 4 dimes in this game.
Washington has a mark of 15-11 on the season. Washington has earned 2,079 pts this year (80.0 per contest) and they pull in 35.2 boards per game. The Mystics have committed 16.3 fouls per game while shooting 77.0% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Mystics are shooting 43.6% from the field, which is 6th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 20.2 times per contest (7th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per contest. The Mystics on defense are ranked 1st in basketball in PPG given up with 75.9. They are forcing their opponents into 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.1% from the field (5th in the league). The Washington defense allows 33.9% on 3-pointers (191 of 563) and opponents are knocking down 76.0% of their free throw shots. They give up 18.4 dimes and 33.5 boards per contest, which is 1st and 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota
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