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Lynx take on Mystics in hoops contest

Minnesota LynxWashington Mystics
Aug 18, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Minnesota Lynx vs Washington Mystics Odds


The Mystics will be trying to slam the Lynx on Thursday when the teams tip off at Verizon Center in WNBA betting action.

Washington will face the 18-6 Lynx, who own a 13-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mystics are 9-13 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lynx are 11-12-1 favoring the OVER.

View Minnesota vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Lynx before tip-off in this one will find them as 7.5-point favorites, while the total sits at 152.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lynx rank No. 1 in the league with 36.6 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the WNBA’s No. 8-ranked team at 5.2 per game, while the Lynx rate No. 9 with 4.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Lynx feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.3 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 108-79 loser on the road against the Sun. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (187) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Lynx were blown out by Connecticut on Tuesday, losing by a 108-79 final at Mohegan Sun Arena in basketball betting action.

Washington lost its last outing, a 69-66 result against the Liberty on August 16. The Mystics covered in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 135 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Crystal Langhorne went off for 25 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as New York defeated Washington, 69-66 at Prudential Center.

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-3
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Connecticut are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing New York are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Lynx at Mystics trends to consider:
Minnesota is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Los Angeles, Saturday, August 20
Washington home to Chicago, Saturday, August 20