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Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx - 5/27/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Lynx (2-1) vs. Washington Mystics (3-0)
Date & Time Sunday May 27, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Washington Mystics +5 -- Over/Under: 158
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WNBA | Minnesota Lynx (2-1) vs. Washington Mystics (3-0)
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The Minnesota Lynx and Washington Mystics meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Minnesota Lynx look for their third straight victory to build on their 2-1 start to the WNBA season. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 76.7 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 37.3 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 17.7 points and 14.3 rebounds while Maya Moore is averaging 14.3 points and seven rebounds. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 10.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 27.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 23.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have split their last six road games. 

The Washington Mystics look for a statement victory here to build on their impressive 3-0 record. The Washington Mystics are averaging 83.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 76.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 20.7 points and 8.7 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 12.3 points and 2.7 assists. Tianna Hawkins is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 84.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won five of their last nine home games.

The Lynx are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mystics are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Lynx are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Washington.

The Washington Mystics have the offensive firepower to give Minnesota some serious issues and make the points a strong consideration. However, the Lynx have bounced back nicely from their heartbreaking loss to the Sparks, and they're first in points allowed, field goal percentage allowed and three point percentage allowed. It's also only a matter of time before Minnesota improves on the offensive side. I'll lay the reasonable number with the more balanced team.

Minnesota Lynx -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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