Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx - 9/8/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx - 9/8/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Lynx vs. Washington Mystics

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 8:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Washington Mystics +8 -- Over/Under: 158.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Lynx and Washington Mystics meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.

The Minnesota Lynx look for a statement win after winning 12 of their last 17 games. The Minnesota Lynx are averaging 83.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Napheesa Collier is averaging 15.8 points and 3.4 assists while Crystal Dangerfield is averaging 15.8 points and 1.9 rebounds. Sylvia Fowles is the third double-digit scorer and Damiris Dantas is grabbing six rebounds. The Minnesota Lynx are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Lynx are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. 

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The Washington Mystics need a win after losing 13 of their last 15 games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 78.6 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 82.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Aerial Powers is averaging 16.3 points and 2.5 assists while Myisha Hines-Allen is averaging 15.1 points and 8.5 rebounds. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.

The Lynx are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Mystics are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The over is 11-4 in Lynx last 15 overall. The under is 4-1 in Mystics last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Minnesota Lynx can get caught in tight contests due to a shaky offense and a grind it out style, but they've still had great success at covering numbers lately. The Washington Mystics are piling up the losses and failing to cover at an alarming rate. There's no point in backing the Mystics until further notice. I'll lay the chalk with the Lynx by no other choice.

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Lynx -8

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