Atlanta Dream at Washington Mystics Game 4 Picks & Predictions 9/2/2018
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Charles E. Smith Center
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The Atlanta Dream travel to Charles E. Smith Center to play the Washington Mystics on Sunday in Game 4 of their semifinal series. Atlanta won 81-76 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 1 point favorites.
The Dream have a record of 23-11. They are 1st in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 2.3 as they average 81.8 points per game while giving up 79.5 per contest. The Mytics head into this matchup with a mark of 21-12. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 3.1 as they average 82.0 points per contest while giving up 79.0 per game.
Valuable Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 24-11-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 15-22 against the over/under
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 18-18-1 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 17-20 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
09/01/18 G Brittney Sykes Knee is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Wash Mystics
08/23/18 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out for season
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
08/31/18 F Elena Delle Donne Leg is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta Dream
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
Tiffany Hayes comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 44% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Renee Montgomery averages 10.3 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.7 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
Kristi Toliver averages 13.9 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Mytics. She grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Ariel Atkins averages 11.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 81.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 12.5 per game. The Dream allow 79.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 19.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 6th in the league with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 31.6 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Mytics are 11th in turnovers per game with 11.0. The Mytics surrender 79.0 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mytics are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season.
The Dream are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 12th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 79.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the WNBA. Atlanta is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 12th in the WNBA.
Washington is 10th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 7th in the league. The Mytics are 3rd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 76.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
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Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington +1 and under 158 points
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