Atlanta Dream vs Washington Mystics Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/19/2020
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Washington Mystics
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: CBS Sports
Ariel Atkins and the Washington Mystics (3-7, 4th in the Eastern Conference) host the Atlanta Dream (2-9, 5th in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Wednesday.
Courtney Williams comes into this contest averaging 11.2 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Dream. She pulls down 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.0 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 36% while her free throw percentage is currently at 62%. Monique Billings averages 8.6 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 0.9 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Atlanta. Her field goal percentage is 37% for the year while her free throw percentage is 78%.
Ariel Atkins averages 14.1 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 48% and her free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Emma Meesseman averages 12.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. She also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 43% and her free throw percentage is 87%.
Atlanta averages 79.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -12.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 32.1 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.6 per game. The Dream allow 91.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 20.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Washington is 11th in the league with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 17.5. The Mystics are 8th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Mystics surrender 80.9 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 16.8 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 8th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season.
The Dream are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 113, and their offensive rating of 97.6 is ranked 1st. They are 6th in the WNBA in pace with 80.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the WNBA. Atlanta is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 1st in the WNBA.
Washington is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.0 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 4th in the WNBA. The Mystics are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 98.5 is ranked 7th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 79.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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