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WNBA odds preview - Mystics vs. Lynx

Washington MysticsMinnesota Lynx
Aug 17, 8:00 PM | Target Center

Washington Mystics vs Minnesota Lynx Odds


A key WNBA battle sees the visiting Mystics travelling to Minnesota Friday to face the Lynx on Friday.

The Lynx bring a 15-4 record (9-10 ATS) to the battle against the 4-15 Mystics, who are 8-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Minnesota go 13-6 so far and the Mystics go 10-9.

View Washington vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as 16-point favorites, while the WNBA total was set at 152.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 1-ranked offense (86.7 PPG) against a Mystics defense that ranks No. 7 at 76.4 PPG. The Lynx have averaged 48.6% from the field per game, more than the Mystics have managed so far this season (42.4% on average).

Defensively, the Mystics feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.1 points per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the league in scoring at home.

The Mystics were an 84-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Fever. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (150) made winners of OVER bettors. The Mystics endured an 84-66 loss at the hands of the Fever on Thursday, despite a 12-point effort from Monique Currie at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Minnesota was an 89-74 winner at home against the Shock. They failed to cover the 18-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (163) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Maya Moore scored 28 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for Minnesota on Thursday, leading the Lynx to an 89-74 victory over Tulsa at Target Center.

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Minnesota Lynx Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Tulsa are 7-3
After playing Tulsa are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Mystics at Lynx trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games on the road
Minnesota is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games
Minnesota is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to Chicago, Sunday, August 19
Minnesota home to Tulsa, Sunday, August 19