Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx - 9/3/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lynx vs. Mystics
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Xcel Energy Center)
The Line: Lynx -11 -- Over/Under: 160.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, Fox Sports North Plus, Monumental
The Washington Mystics and Minnesota Lynx meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Xcel Energy Center.
The Washington Mystics could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 80.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.3 points and seven rebounds while Emma Meesseman is averaging 13.8 points and 2.7 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Ivory Latta is dishing 1.7 assists. The Washington Mystics are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have split their last eight road games.
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The Minnesota Lynx look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 84.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 73.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 19.4 points and 10.4 rebounds while Maya Moore is averaging 16.9 points and 3.4 assists. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won 11 of their last 12 home games.
The Mystics are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. The Mystics are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.
These teams haven't played since June, but the Lynx blew the doors off the Mystics in both meetings this season. The Lynx also seem like they've found that second gear with the playoffs coming up, as they're outscoring teams by 16 points and shooting 55 percent in their last five games. If those numbers continue, it's another blowout loss for Washington. I'll lay the chalk even though I hate doing it.