Dallas Wings at Washington Mystics WNBA Picks & Predictions 8/12/2018
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Dallas Wings travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Mystics on Sunday, August 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 4.5 point favorites.
The Wings head into this matchup with a mark of 14-15. They are 6th in the Western Conference. They have a point differential of 3.4 as they average 87.3 points per contest while giving up 84.0 per game. The Mytics head into this matchup with a mark of 18-11. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 2.7 as they average 82.3 points per contest while giving up 79.6 per game.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Dallas Wings are 17-11-1 against the spread
The Dallas Wings are 17-11-1 against the over/under
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 15-14 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 14-15 against the over/under
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
08/10/18 C Liz Cambage Concussion left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Atlanta Dream
06/12/18 G Karima Christmas-Kelly Knee is out for season
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
Skylar Diggins-Smith comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wings. She pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 42% while her free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Liz Cambage averages 23.0 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 9.6 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 59% for the year while her free throw percentage is 73%.
Kristi Toliver averages 13.6 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Mytics. She grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Elena Delle Donne averages 21.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 87.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 13.9 per game. The Wings allow 84.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 19.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 6th in the league with 82.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 31.4 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Mytics are 11th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Mytics surrender 79.6 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mytics are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Wings are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105.4, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 7th. They are 2nd in the WNBA in pace with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 7th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA. Dallas is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 9th in the WNBA.
Washington is 10th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 4th in the league. The Mytics are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 76.8 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 35% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -4.5
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