Minnesota Lynx vs. Washington Mystics - 9/17/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mystics vs. Lynx
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Mystics +5 -- Over/Under: 165.5 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Lynx and Washington Mystics meet Sunday in game three of the WNBA playoffs at the Capital One Arena on ESPN.
The Minnesota Lynx can advance to their sixth WNBA Finals in franchise history with a victory here. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 86 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.7 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 38 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Lynx have split their last eight road games.
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The Washington Mystics need a victory here in order to force a game four on Tuesday. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81.9 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 81.4 points on 43.6 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 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have split their last eight home games.
The Lynx are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Semi-Finals games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Mystics are 7-15 ATS in their last 22 vs. Western Conference. The Lynx are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Minnesota Lynx have had little trouble in this series and are getting whatever they want on the offensive end. Minnesota has won the last six meetings against Washington and the last five have been decided by double digits. Add the fact the Mystics haven't been that great at home this season, and you have to like the far better team and the reasonable line. I like the Lynx to complete the sweep.