New York Liberty at Washington Mystics WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/5/2018
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The New York Liberty travel to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Mystics on Thursday, July 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington as 9.5 point favorites.
The Liberty have a record of 5-12. They are 5th in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of -5.0 as they average 78.4 points per game while giving up 83.4 per contest. The Mytics have an overall mark of 10-6. They are 1st in the Eastern Conference. They total 84.1 points per contest and give up 81.9, which is a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 4-6 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 4-4 against the over/under
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 3-7 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 4-3 against the over/under
Key New York Liberty Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
06/30/18 G Ariel Atkins Concussion missed last game, is "?" Thursday vs New York Liberty
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
Tina Charles comes into this game averaging 20.1 points per contest while being on the court 32.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Liberty. She grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.9 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Kia Nurse averages 9.9 points per game in 23.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Kristi Toliver averages 14.1 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Mytics. She grabs 1.6 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Elena Delle Donne averages 20.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 78.4 points per game this season, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They average 33.2 rebounds per contest and 19.8 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 13.6 per game. The Liberty allow 83.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 19.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 3rd in the league with 84.1 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 31.9 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Mytics are 10th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Mytics surrender 81.9 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 19.1 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mytics are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Liberty are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 106.1, and their offensive rating of 99.8 is ranked 3rd. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 77.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA. New York is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 5th in the WNBA.
Washington is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 3rd in the WNBA. The Mytics are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 4th. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 77.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York -9.5
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