Date/Time: 08-16-2018 20:00 EDT
Spread: Minnesota Lynx +5.5
Two teams coming off victories in their latest matchups are clashing today, when the third-worse in the West Minnesota Lynx (18-7), who are red-hot having lost only once in their last 9 games, are hosting the team with the best record currently in the East, the Washington Mystics (13-12), who are looking to turn their latest victory into a streak.
Minnesota Lynx have a 13-12 record (14-10-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the fourth place of the Western Conference. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won on the road against New York with an 89-73 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Odyssey Sims with 14.5 ppg, adding 3.4 boards and a team high 5.5 dimes per game. She is followed by Sylvia Fowles with 13.8 ppg and a team high 9.4 boards per game.
Top Basketball BookmakersWashington Mystics have a 18-7 record (14-10-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the Eastern Conference. They have won eight of their last nine matches and in their last game they won at home against Seattle with an 88-59 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 18.9 ppg, adding a team high 8.1 boards per game. She is followed by Kristi Toliver with 13 ppg and a team high 6 dimes per game.
The Mystics have won both previous meetings against the Lynx this season (at home by 23 points and on the road by 8). Lynx are 7-5 at home so far season, while the Mystics are 9-4 on the road. Mystics have the best offense in the league with 87.9 ppg to Lynx’s 77.3, while Lynx are better defensively, allowing 75.2 ppg to Mystics’ 77.4. Mystics have better percentages both in field goals (46.9% to 44.3%) and in 3-pointers (35.6% to 32.8%). They are also better both in dimes made (21.4 to 19.9) and in turnovers committed (11.6 to 16.6), while Lynx are better in boards grabbed (34.5 to 32.8). Bookmakers give the Mystics a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.
Washington Mystics vs Minnesota Lynx Prediction: Washington Mystics -5.5 (-111)