Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever Prediction, 8/12/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Indiana Fever
Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
The Indiana Fever (5-29) host the Washington Mystics (20-14) at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday.
The Washington Mystics took the court against the Washington Mystics and took a loss by a score of 79-76 in their last game. Washington walked away from the contest with a 38.5% FG percentage (25 of 65) and made 3 of their 15 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Mystics knocked down 23 of 27 tries for a percentage of 85.2%. In reference to hauling in boards, they compiled 40 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 15 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 7 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In relation to defending, Washington allowed 41.3% from the field on 26 of 63 shooting. Washington earned 6 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Washington snagged 29 rebounds (6 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Washington went 84.6% at the charity stripe by making 22 of 26 attempts. They knocked down 5 of 13 attempts from 3-point range.
Shakira Austin is someone who was a major contributor in the matchup. She notched 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting. She played for 29 minutes played and snagged 10 rebounds. Austin walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists.
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Washington heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 20-14 for the year. The Mystics are hitting 34.1% on shots from downtown (263 of 771) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. They average 79.7 pts per game (8th in the WNBA) on 43.7% from the field. They are turning it over 12.8 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Washington is grabbing 35.1 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 682 assists on the season, which ranks 7th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Mystics are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.3 fouls. They concede 33.1% on 3-point shots and they rank 1st in the league in opponents points per game (75.8). The Mystics are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.7% (952 of 2,230) and they relinquish 33.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 2nd in the WNBA in allowing assists with 626 surrendered on the year.
In their last game, the Indiana Fever took a defeat with a final score of 95-91 when they faced the Indiana Fever. The Fever earned 20 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this contest. They gave up possession 19 times, while getting 9 steals in this game. The Fever committed 21 fouls for this game which took the Fever to the free throw line for 29 shots. They were able to knock down 23 of them for a rate of 79.3%. In relation to shots from beyond the perimeter, Indiana converted 6 of their 18 tries (33.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Fever went 31 for 70 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3%. The Fever allowed the Fever to make 27 of 65 attempts from the field which had them shooting 41.5% in this game. They finished shooting 35.0% from distance by going 7 out of 20 and finished the game at 34 of 45 at the free throw line (75.6%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Indiana permitted Indiana to pull down 34 in all (10 offensive).
Danielle Robinson pitched in for the Fever for the matchup. She converted 5 of 11 in this game for a rate of 45.5%, and had 1 rebound. Robinson had 15 points in her 31 mins of playing time and earned 8 assists for this game.
Indiana has a mark of 5-29 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Fever are connecting on 40.5% from the field, which ranks 12th in basketball. Indiana has earned 2,654 points on the campaign (78.1 per contest) and they average 33.7 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 18.1 times per game (11th in the league) and they are turning it over 15.1 times per game. The Fever are committing 19.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 74.1% from the free throw line. The Fever on defense are ranked 12th in the WNBA in points per game surrendered with 89.1. They relinquish 21.6 dimes and 36.1 total rebounds per game, which is 12th and 9th in the league. The Indiana defense concedes 34.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (246 of 717) and their opponents are making 79.6% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.4% from the field (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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