Date/Time: 08-11-2018 15:00 EDT
Spread: Washington Mystics -9
In this battle between two squads sitting on opposite sides of their respective conference, the 2nd in the East Washington Mystics (16-7), who have been red-hot having lost only once in their last 7 games, are hosting the third-worse in the West Minnesota Lynx (12-11), who are looking to extend their current small winning streak.
Washington Mystics have a 16-7 record (12-10-1 ATS) so far this season and are currently tied with Connecticut in the first place of the Eastern Conference. They have won six of their last seven matches and in their last game they won at home against Indiana with a 91-78 score. They are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 19 ppg, adding a team high 8.2 boards per game. She is followed by Kristi Toliver with 13 ppg and a team high 6 dimes per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersMinnesota Lynx have a 12-11 record (13-9-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the Western Conference. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won at home against Connecticut with an 89-57 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Sylvia Fowles with 14.6 ppg, adding a team high 9.7 boards per game. She is followed by Odyssey Sims with 14.1 ppg, 3.4 boards and a team high 5.4 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Mystics won on the road by 8 points. Mystics are 7-3 at home so far season, while the Lynx are 5-6 on the road. Mystics have the best offense in the league with 87.3 ppg to Lynx’s 76.7, while Lynx are better defensively, allowing 74.2 ppg to Mystics’ 78.2. Mystics have better percentages both in field goals (46.5% to 43.9%) and in 3-pointers (35% to 32.9%). They are also better both in dimes made (21.7 to 19.9) and in turnovers committed (11.3 to 16.6), while Lynx are better in boards grabbed (35.2 to 33). Bookmakers give the Mystics a -9 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home win.
Minnesota Lynx vs Washington Mystics Prediction: Washington Mystics -9 (-113)