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Minnesota Lynx vs. Washington Mystics - 8/16/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Mystics at Minnesota Lynx
Date & Time Friday August 16, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Target Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Lynx +5.5 -- Over/Under: 162.5
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The Washington Mystics and Minnesota Lynx meet Friday in WNBA action at the Target Center.

The Washington Mystics look to keep the ball rolling after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 87.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.1 points and 8.3 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13 points and six assists. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Ariel Atkins is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 86.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won four of their last five road games.

The Minnesota Lynx look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 77.3 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Odyssey Sims is averaging 14.5 points and 5.5 assists while Sylvia Fowles is averaging 13.8 points and 9.4 rebounds. Napheesa Collier is the third double-digit scorer and Danielle Robinson is dishing 3.8 assists. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won four of their last six home games.

The Mystics are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Friday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lynx are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Lynx last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Mystics last 6 overall.

The Minnesota Lynx are an up and down team that's hard to trust, while the Mystics are winning their last five games by an average of 12.8 points and are winning on the road by an average of 6.7 points. In a meeting last week, the Mystics won 101-78, shooting 54.8 percent from the field. I don't want to leave this many points on the table, but the Mystics are playing too well to bet against right now.

Washington Mystics -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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