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Minnesota favored by 15 against Washington on Thursday

Washington MysticsMinnesota Lynx
Aug 8, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Washington Mystics vs Minnesota Lynx Odds

9-13TEAM RECORD17-3

The Mystics will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Lynx in Minnesota at Target Center on Thursday in WNBA action.

The Mystics will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 11-10-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Lynx are 13-7 ATS. Washington is 13-9 against the total, while Minnesota is 7-13 versus the number.

View Washington vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 15-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 159.5 at most shops.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 1-ranked offense (83.9 PPG) against a Mystics defense that ranks No. 9 at 78.4 PPG. The Lynx have averaged 46.9% from the field per game, more than the Mystics have managed so far this season (42.4% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mystics own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 83.6 points per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in home scoring.

Washington lost its last outing, a 93-88 result against the Liberty on August 6. The Mystics failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 181 combined points took the game OVER the total. Crystal Langhorne scored 24 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 93-88 against New York in WNBA action at Prudential Center.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 93-80 result against the Silver Stars on August 6. The Lynx covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 173 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Lynx got a 26-point performance from Maya Moore, who added 10 rebounds as Minnesota ran past San Antonio 93-80 on Tuesday at AT&T Center.

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Connecticut are 1-9
After playing New York are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Mystics at Lynx trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 17 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Connecticut, Sunday, August 11
Minnesota at Chicago, Sunday, August 11