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Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx - 9/12/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lynx vs. Mystics

WNBA Basketball: Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Williams Arena)

The Line: Lynx -9.5 -- Over/Under:158.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Washington Mystics and Minnesota Lynx meet Tuesday in game one of the WNBA playoffs at the Williams Arena on ESPN2.

The Washington Mystics look for their third playoff victory after eliminating the Dallas Wings on Sunday. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81.9 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 80.5 points on 43 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.7 points and 6.8 rebounds while Emma Meesseman is averaging 14.1 points and 2.8 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Ivory Latta is dishing 1.7 assists. The Washington Mystics are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have split their last 10 road games.

Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx - 9/12/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Lynx ended their regular season winning six of their last eight games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 85.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Sylvia Fowles is averaging 18.9 points and 10.4 rebounds while Maya Moore is averaging 17.3 points and 3.5 assists. Seimone Augustus is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekkah Brunson is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have won four straight home games.

The Mystics are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Lynx are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota.

The Mystics are playing some of their best ball right now during the playoffs, but the three meetings between these two teams resulted in Minnesota blowouts. Washington also has just three wins over Minnesota in the last 10 meetings, and the Lynx are outscoring teams by 15 points at home this season. A rested Lynx team should be able to win at home by double digits.

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