Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: NBA TV
IMG Academy is the venue where Kahleah Copper and the Chicago Sky (2-1, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) will take on the Washington Mystics (3-0, 1st in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday.
Myisha Hines-Allen comes into this game averaging 20 points per contest while being on the court 28.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Mystics. She grabs 8.3 rebounds per contest and hands out 2.7 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 62% while her free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Aerial Powers averages 17.3 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. She averages 3.0 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 56% for the year while her free throw percentage is 83%.
Kahleah Copper averages 15 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per contest this year for the Sky. She grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 53% and her free throw percentage currently is at 60%. Azura Stevens averages 16.3 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. She also averages 7.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 61% and her free throw percentage is 90%.
Washington averages 94.7 points per game this season, which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 16 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in the WNBA. They average 37.3 rebounds per contest and 20 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 12 per game. The Mystics allow 78.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 14.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 1st place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Chicago is 5th in the league with 88.3 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 6.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the WNBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 22.7. The Sky are 7th in turnovers per game with 15. The Sky surrender 82.3 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 19.3 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sky are 9th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 16 per game this season.
The Mystics are 1st in the WNBA in offensive rating with 115.3, and their defensive rating of 95.8 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 82.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Washington is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 11th in the league.
Chicago is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 9th in the WNBA. The Sky are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 8th. They are 7th in the WNBA in pace with 83.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the WNBA.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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