Dallas Wings vs Washington Mystics WNBA Picks 9/6/2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Entertainment and Sports Arena
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Entertainment and Sports Arena is the site where Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics (24-8, 1st in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Dallas Wings (10-22, 6th in the Western Conference) on Friday.
The Wings have been inconsistent for Vegas, having gone 16-16 ATS. The Mystics are covering the spread 60.0% of the time, going 18-12 against the spread.
Valuable Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings have been a less than ideal Over pick for over/under WNBA bettors, having gone 12-18.
Dallas is covering 37.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 6-10 ATS.
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
Washington is covering 50.0% of the time at Entertainment and Sports Arena, going 8-8 against the spread.
The Mystics have been a great Over pick for over/under WNBA bettors, having gone 18-13.
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
09/01/19 F Kayla Thornton Ankle is questionable
07/04/19 F/C Azura Stevens Foot is out for season
06/18/19 G Tayler Hill Knee is out indefinitely
05/20/19 G Skylar Diggins-Smith Personal is out indefinitely
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
09/03/19 F Tianna Hawkins Rest is questionable
09/03/19 F Aerial Powers Undisclosed is questionable
08/26/19 G Kristi Toliver Knee is out indefinitely
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Allisha Gray comes into this contest averaging 10.9 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Wings. She pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Arike Ogunbowale averages 18.5 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Dallas. Her field goal percentage is 39% for the year while her free throw percentage is 80%.
Elena Delle Donne averages 19.5 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 52% and her free throw percentage currently is at 97%. Ariel Atkins averages 10.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 39% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.7 per game. The Wings allow 77.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 18.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 1st in the league with 89.0 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 33.0 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 77.1 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 18.2 assists allowed per contest and 2nd with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Wings are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 97, and their defensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 74 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 44% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Dallas is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 6th in the league.
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 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 4th in the WNBA. The Mystics are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 100.1, and their offensive rating of 115.6 is ranked 7th. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 76.7 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 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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