Minnesota Lynx vs. Washington Mystics - 8/16/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Mystics (13-9) vs. Minnesota Lynx (18-6)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday August 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Mystics +3.5 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, Monumental
The Minnesota Lynx and Washington Mystics meet Sunday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
The Minnesota Lynx look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 21.5 points and seven rebounds while Seimone Augustus is averaging 14.7 points and 2.7 assists. Sylvia Fowles is grabbing six rebounds and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 4.3 assists. The Minnesota Lynx have scored 80-plus points in five of their last eight games and are 10-1 SU when scoring more than 80 points. The Lynx are 8-4 SU on the road and have won four of their last six. This will be the Lynx’s fifth road game in the month of August.
USA TODAY Sports
The Washington Mystics look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 73.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Stefanie Dolson is averaging 12.5 points and 6.6 rebounds while Ivory Latta is averaging 12.2 points and 2.3 assists. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is grabbing three rebounds. The Washington Mystics have allowed 73 or less points in five of their last six games and are 11-5 SU when allowing 75 or less points this season. The Mystics are 8-4 SU on their home court and have won five of their last six. Kara Lawson is questionable with a back injury.
The Lynx are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The Mystics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Washington.
The Lynx have now beaten the Mystics in six of the last eight meetings, but this is a different Washington team that's playing great ball on their home court. The Lynx have also been beatable on the road, as four of their six losses have come away from home. Give me Washington and the free bucket.