Washington Mystics vs Dallas Wings Predictions, WNBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/21/2020
Game: Washington Mystics vs Dallas Wings
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
IMG Academy is the site where Arike Ogunbowale and the Dallas Wings (4-8, 6th in the Western Conference) will play the Washington Mystics (4-7, 4th in the Eastern Conference) on Friday.
Emma Meesseman comes into this game averaging 12.8 points per contest while being on the court 31.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Mystics. She grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and hands out 4.5 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 44% while her free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Leilani Mitchell averages 8.8 points per game in 29.0 minutes per contest this season. She averages 4.5 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 41% for the year while her free throw percentage is 77%.
Arike Ogunbowale averages 21.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wings. She grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 42% and her free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Allisha Gray averages 12.5 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per contest. She also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 46% and her free throw percentage is 76%.
Washington averages 80.0 points per game this season, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 9th in the WNBA. They average 33.1 rebounds per contest and 18.4 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 13.6 per game. The Mystics allow 81.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 17.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Dallas is 11th in the league with 79.6 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -4.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the WNBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 33.4 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Wings are 12th in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Wings surrender 84.1 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 19.5 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wings are 5th in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Mystics are 10th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 101.2, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 79.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 9th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Washington is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 2nd in the league.
Dallas is 12th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 6th in the WNBA. The Wings are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 4th. They are 10th in the WNBA in pace with 77.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the WNBA.
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Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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