New York Liberty vs Washington Mystics WNBA Game Picks 8/25/2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Entertainment and Sports Arena
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Tina Charles and the New York Liberty (9-19, 5th in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Entertainment and Sports Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Washington Mystics (20-8, 2nd in the Eastern Conference).
The Liberty have been a terrible bet for bettors, having gone 10-17 ATS. The Mystics are covering 57.7% of the time, going 15-11 against the spread.
Valuable New York Liberty Betting Trends
The Liberty have been a dicey Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 14-13.
The Liberty are covering 40.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 6-9 ATS.
Important Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics are covering 50.0% of the time at Entertainment and Sports Arena, going 7-7 against the spread.
The Mystics have been a great Over choice for over/under bettors, having gone 16-11.
Key New York Liberty Injuries
08/23/19 G Asia Durr Groin missed last game, is questionable Sunday vs Wash Mystics
05/24/19 C Kiah Stokes Personal is out for season
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
08/22/19 G Kristi Toliver Knee is doubtful Sunday vs NY Liberty
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Tina Charles comes into this game averaging 17.6 points per contest while being on the court 31.8 minutes per night so far this year for the Liberty. She grabs 7.9 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.3 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 38% while her free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Kia Nurse averages 13.9 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 40% for the year while her free throw percentage is 86%.
Elena Delle Donne averages 18.8 points per game while playing 28.9 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 51% and her free throw percentage currently is at 97%. LaToya Sanders averages 5.6 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
New York averages 77.3 points per game this season, which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They average 35.0 rebounds per contest and 19.4 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 14.9 per game. The Liberty allow 83.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 19.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 1st in the league with 88.2 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.4 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 21.5. The Mystics are 12th in turnovers per game with 10.8. The Mystics surrender 77.4 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.4 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The Liberty are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 97.3, and their defensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 79.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 10th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. New York is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 5th in the league.
Washington is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 2nd in the WNBA. The Mystics are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 5th. They are 8th in the WNBA in pace with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% 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?
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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