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Washington Mystics vs. Indiana Fever - 8/8/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Fever at Washington Mystics
Date & Time Thursday August 8, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Entertainment and Sports Arena
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: Washington Mystics -12.5 -- Over/Under: 165.5
TV Channel
CBS SPORTS NETWORK, MONUMENTAL
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The Indiana Fever and Washington Mystics meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.

The Indiana Fever look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Indiana Fever are averaging 76.9 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 79.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Kelsey Mitchell is averaging 12.7 points and 2.6 assists while Erica Wheeler is averaging 11.9 points and 2.6 rebounds. Candice Dupree is the third double-digit scorer and Tiffany Mitchell is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Indiana Fever are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Fever are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Fever have lost six of their last eight road games.

The Washington Mystics look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 87.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 18.8 points and 8.2 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13.5 points and 5.7 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 85.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have split their last six home games.

The Fever are 10-3-2 ATS in their last 15 Thursday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mystics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in Washington and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 8-2 in Mystics last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Fever last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.

The Indiana Fever took the Mystics to overtime last month as eight-point underdogs, and despite their struggles all year, they're only losing on the road this season by an average of 4.2 points. As good as the Washington Mystics have been, they can still be very shaky defensively, and that includes allowing 82.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting in their last five games. This feels like too many points to lay with a team that can have issues getting stops.

Pick:
Indiana Fever +12.5

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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