Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx - 8/19/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Lynx (18-7) vs. Washington Mystics (14-9)
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday August 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Target Center)
The Line: Minnesota Lynx -9.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access
The Washington Mystics and Minnesota Lynx square off Wednesday night at the Target Center.
The Washington Mystics look to remain hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 74 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.2 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Ivory Latta is averaging 12.6 points and 2.2 assists while Stefanie Dolson is averaging 12.5 points and 6.6 rebounds. Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is grabbing three rebounds and Kara Lawson is dishing 3.7 assists. The Washington Mystics have allowed 73 or less points in six of their last seven games and are 12-5 SU when allowing 75 or less points. The Mystics are 5-5 SU on the road and have lost four of their last six. Emma Meesseman is expected to miss this game with a finger injury.
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The Minnesota Lynx look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Maya Moore is averaging 21.2 points and seven rebounds while Seimone Augustus is averaging 14 points and 2.5 assists. Sylvia Fowles is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Lindsay Whalen is dishing 4.2 assists. The Minnesota Lynx have scored 80 or more points in five of their last nine games and are 10-1 SU when scoring 80 or more points. The Lynx are 10-2 SU on their home court and have won four straight. The Lynx, who are coming off a loss, have lost back-to-back games just once this season.
The Mystics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Lynx are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
I don't like this chalk at all. Instead, I'm siding with the over here. Both teams have shown the ability to put the ball in the bucket, and the over is 4-1 in Minnesota's last five home games.