Fargo's 10* WNBA Thursday Star Attraction (Top Play Winner)
2018-08-23 18:35:00

This is a play on the WASHINGTON MYSTICS for our WNBA Thursday Star Attraction. We played against Los Angeles on Tuesday and while Minnesota outshot the Sparks 46 percent to 43.5 percent and dominated the offensive glass, the Lynx were only 4-15 from long range and hit a mere six free throws. Los Angeles now has to head east on short notice and it brings in an unimpressive 8-9 road record including four straight losses on the highway. Washington will have a significant home advantage tonight. It will not be in its usual home, the cavernous, 18,000-capacity Capital One Arena as renovations will have the Mystics move to the Smith Center on the George Washington campus that seats just 5,000. Considering Washington averaged 6,136 fans this season, it will be a full house that is right on top of the players and that is a huge home edge. Washington is all too familiar with this type of situation as last season, Minnesota had to relocate from the huge Target Center to the much smaller Williams Arena during the playoffs and the smaller venue was a big advantage with the Lynx winning games against the Mystics by 10 and 20 points. Rest is a significant edge for Washington as it has been home since Sunday while this is the fourth game in seven days for Los Angeles and all have involved travel in the days in-between. The Sparks are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games when playing their fourth game in seven games and this is not a good situation for any team. 10* (310) Washington Mystics