Washington Mystics at Atlanta Dream WNBA Playoffs Picks & Predictions 8/26/2018
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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The Washington Mystics travel to McCamish Pavilion to play the Atlanta Dream on Sunday, August 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 2 point favorites.
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. 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.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 18-16 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 16-18 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Dream Betting Trends
The Atlanta Dream are 22-11-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Dream are 14-20 against the over/under
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
Key Atlanta Dream Injuries
08/23/18 F Angel McCoughtry Knee is out for season
Kristi Toliver comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Mytics. She pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 43% while her free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Elena Delle Donne averages 20.7 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 89%.
Tiffany Hayes averages 17.2 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 44% and her free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Renee Montgomery averages 10.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 39% and her free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 82.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 31.6 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 11.0 per game. The Mytics allow 79.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 8th in the league with 81.8 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 18.2. The Dream are 8th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Dream surrender 79.5 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 19.3 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 36.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Mytics are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 7th. They are 11th in the WNBA in pace with 76.3 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 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA. Washington is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 7th in the WNBA.
Atlanta is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 12th in the league. The Dream are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 102.9, and their defensive rating of 100 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 79.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -2
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