Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx - 9/2/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lynx vs. Mystics
WNBA Basketball: Friday September 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Lynx -13 -- Over/Under: 157 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass
The Washington Mystics and Minnesota Lynx play early Friday night at the Target Center.
The Washington Mystics are desperate for a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 79.9 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 82.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Emma Meesseman is averaging 15.5 points and 5.6 rebounds while Tayler Hill is averaging 15.3 points and 2.9 assists. Ivory Latta is dishing 1.9 assists and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mystics are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Minnesota Lynx look to keep rolling after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 85.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 76.3 points on 41 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 18.7 points and 4.3 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13.2 points and 8.6 rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 3.8 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Lynx are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won seven straight home games.
The Mystics are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Mystics are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Mystics are watching their season fall apart, but they're still in the thick of a playoff race and have beaten the Lynx in three of the last four contests. So, while Minnesota should win this game, there's great value with 13 free points.