Washington Mystics vs Dallas Wings Expert WNBA Picks Against the Spread 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
College Park Center
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Allisha Gray and the Dallas Wings (10-20, 6th in the Western Conference) host the Washington Mystics (22-8, 1st in the Eastern Conference) at College Park Center on Saturday, August 31, 2019.
The Mystics have been an excellent pick for basketball bettors, having gone 17-11 ATS. The Wings cover the spread 50.0% of the time, going 15-15 against the spread.
Valuable Washington Mystics Betting Trends
The Mystics have been a great Over choice for over/under bettors, having gone 17-12.
Washington is covering the spread 50.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 7-7 ATS.
Important Dallas Wings Betting Trends
The Wings cover the spread 40.0% of the time at College Park Center, going 6-9 against the spread.
The Wings have been a decent Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 10-18.
Key Washington Mystics Injuries
08/26/19 G Kristi Toliver Knee is out indefinitely
05/30/19 G Kiara Leslie Knee is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Wings Injuries
08/30/19 F Kayla Thornton Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Wash Mystics
08/30/19 C Imani McGee-Stafford Foot is questionable Saturday vs Wash Mystics
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
Elena Delle Donne comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Mystics. She pulls down 8.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 52% while her free throw percentage is currently at 97%. LaToya Sanders averages 5.6 points per game in 23.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 1.9 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 49% for the year while her free throw percentage is 88%.
Allisha Gray averages 10.7 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Arike Ogunbowale averages 17.7 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. She also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 38% and her free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 88.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10.7 per game. The Mystics allow 76.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 18.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 12th in the league with 71.3 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is -4.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Wings are 9th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Wings surrender 75.8 points per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 18.3 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 7th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season.
The Mystics are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 115.1, and their defensive rating of 99.6 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 76.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league. Washington is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 4th in the league.
Dallas is 8th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 7th in the league. The Wings are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 96.3, and their defensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 74.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 43% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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