Washington Mystics at Atlanta Dream WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/31/2018
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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The Washington Mystics travel to McCamish Pavilion to play the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 2 point favorites.
The Mytics head into this matchup with a mark of 14-11. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 1.4 as they average 84.1 points per contest while giving up 82.7 per game. The Dream have a record of 16-9. They are 1st in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 0.7 as they average 79.3 points per game while giving up 78.6 per contest.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 12-13 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 12-13 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 15-9-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 10-15 against the over/under
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
07/25/18 G Natasha Cloud Concussion is "?" Tuesday vs Atlanta Dream
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kristi Toliver comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mytics. She pulls down 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Elena Delle Donne averages 20.5 points per game in 32.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.2 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 48% for the year while her free throw percentage is 91%.
Tiffany Hayes averages 17.2 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Angel McCoughtry averages 16.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 84.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 32.5 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.0 per game. The Mytics allow 82.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 19.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 10th in the league with 79.3 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.7. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 17.8. The Dream are 7th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Dream surrender 78.6 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 19.0 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Mytics are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.2, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 4th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 77.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 6th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA. Washington is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 3rd in the WNBA.
Atlanta is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 12th in the league. The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 99.6, and their defensive rating of 98.7 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 79.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta -2
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