Chicago Sky vs Washington Mystics WNBA Point Spread Picks 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Entertainment and Sports Arena
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Entertainment and Sports Arena is the venue where Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics (25-8, 1st in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Chicago Sky (20-13, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday.
The Sky have been excellent for wagerers, having gone 21-11 ATS. Washington is covering 58.1% of the time, going 18-13 against the spread.
Valuable Chicago Sky Betting Trends
The Sky have been a strong Over bet for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 21-11.
The Sky are covering 66.7% of the time away from home, having gone 10-5 ATS.
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics are covering 50.0% of the time at Entertainment and Sports Arena, going 8-8 against the spread.
The Mystics have been a strong Over bet for over/under basketball bettors, having gone 18-14.
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Key Chicago Sky Injuries
08/13/19 F/C Jantel Lavender Foot is out for season
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
08/26/19 G Kristi Toliver Knee is out indefinitely
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Courtney Vandersloot comes into this contest averaging 11.5 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Sky. She pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Diamond DeShields averages 16.2 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Chicago. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 84%.
Elena Delle Donne averages 19.4 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 97%. Ariel Atkins averages 10.4 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 84.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 14.4 per game. The Sky allow 82.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 18.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 1st in the league with 88.9 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 11.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 33.1 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.7. The Mystics are 12th in turnovers per game with 10.9. The Mystics surrender 77.0 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 18.1 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Sky are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 101.1, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 6th. They are 1st in the WNBA in pace with 81.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the WNBA. Chicago is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 11th in the WNBA.
Washington is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 5th in the WNBA. The Mystics are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 100.2, and their offensive rating of 115.7 is ranked 7th. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 76.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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