Washington Mystics vs Atlanta Dream Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/25/2020
Game: Washington Mystics vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
IMG Academy is the venue where Betnijah Laney and the Atlanta Dream (3-11, 5th in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Washington Mystics (4-9, 4th in the Eastern Conference) on Tuesday.
Ariel Atkins comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mystics. She pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 47% while her free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Myisha Hines-Allen averages 16.4 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. She averages 2.2 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 51% for the year while her free throw percentage is 77%.
Betnijah Laney averages 16.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Dream. She grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 49% and her free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Monique Billings averages 9.0 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 41% and her free throw percentage is 78%.
Washington averages 81.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 33.6 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.7 per game. The Mystics allow 83.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 18.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Atlanta is 10th in the league with 80.2 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -10.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the WNBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 32.4 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 17.7. The Dream are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.4. The Dream surrender 90.9 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Dream are 3rd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Mystics are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 105.3, and their offensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 6th. They are 9th in the WNBA in pace with 78.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA. Washington is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.0 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 2nd in the WNBA.
Atlanta is 2nd in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 1st in the league. The Dream are 11th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 98.8, and their defensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 79.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 8th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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