New York Liberty vs Washington Mystics Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/7/2020
Game: New York Liberty vs Washington Mystics
Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the venue where Ariel Atkins and the Washington Mystics (3-2, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) will play the New York Liberty (0-5, 6th in the Eastern Conference) on Friday.
Amanda Zahui B. comes into this game averaging 9 points per contest while being on the court 23 minutes per night so far this year for the Liberty. She grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and hands out 1.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 35% while her free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Layshia Clarendon averages 13.2 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for New York. Her field goal percentage is 43% for the year while her free throw percentage is 91%.
Ariel Atkins averages 16.2 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mystics. She grabs 1.6 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 55% and her free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Myisha Hines-Allen averages 18.2 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 9.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 57% and her free throw percentage is 79%.
New York averages 72.4 points per game this season, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -18.0 and their shooting percentage is 36% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 25% which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They average 35.6 rebounds per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.4 per game. The Liberty allow 90.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.6 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 17.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Washington is 2nd in the league with 89.4 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 19.4. The Mystics are 11th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Mystics surrender 81.4 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 16.0 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mystics are 10th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season.
The Liberty are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 87.4 is ranked 2nd. They are 4th in the WNBA in pace with 82.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 41% is 12th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the WNBA. New York is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 2nd in the WNBA.
Washington is 11th in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 4th in the league. The Mystics are 2nd in the WNBA in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 82.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 4th. As a team they are 3rd in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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