Washington Mystics at New York Liberty WNBA Picks & Predictions 7/21/2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Westchester County Center
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The Washington Mystics travel to Westchester County Center to take on the New York Liberty on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington as 3 point favorites.
The Mytics head into this matchup with a mark of 13-10. They are 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They have a point differential of 2.4 as they average 84.5 points per contest while giving up 82.1 per game. The Liberty have an overall record of 7-16. They are 4th in the Eastern Conference. They average 79.2 points per game and surrender 84.5, good for a point differential of -5.2.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Washington Mystics are 11-12 against the spread
The Washington Mystics are 11-12 against the over/under
Important New York Liberty Betting Trends
The New York Liberty are 9-14 against the spread
The New York Liberty are 12-11 against the over/under
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
05/19/18 C Emma Meesseman Personal is out for season
Key New York Liberty Injuries
07/20/18 G Shavonte Zellous Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Wash Mystics
Kristi Toliver comes into this game averaging 14.0 points per contest while being on the court 33.0 minutes per night so far this year for the Mytics. She grabs 2.1 rebounds per contest and hands out 4.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 44% while her free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Elena Delle Donne averages 20.6 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 47% for the year while her free throw percentage is 92%.
Tina Charles averages 20.0 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 45% and her free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Bria Hartley averages 8.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 23.6 minutes per contest. She also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 84.5 points per game this season, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They average 32.6 rebounds per contest and 16.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.2 per game. The Mytics allow 82.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 19.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New York is 9th in the league with 79.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -5.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 32.9 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Liberty are 6th in turnovers per game with 13.4. The Liberty surrender 84.5 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 20.0 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 4th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season.
The Mytics are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 106.7, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 4th. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 76.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 4th. 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 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 4th in the WNBA.
New York is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 3rd in the WNBA. The Liberty are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 3rd. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 77.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New York +3
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