Washington Mystics vs New York Liberty Prediction, 9/12/2020 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs New York Liberty
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: IMG Academy
TV: NBA TV
Kiah Stokes and the New York Liberty (2-18, 6th in the Eastern Conference) play the Washington Mystics (7-13, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) at IMG Academy on Saturday.
Emma Meesseman comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Mystics. She pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. Her field goal percentage is 46% while her free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Leilani Mitchell averages 9.5 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. She averages 5.5 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Washington. Her field goal percentage is 42% for the year while her free throw percentage is 87%.
Kiah Stokes averages 5.4 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest this year for the Liberty. She grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. Her field goal percentage is 36% and her free throw percentage currently is at 57%. Amanda Zahui B. averages 8.9 points per game this season and she sees the court an average of 24.8 minutes per contest. She also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. Her field goal percentage is 35% and her free throw percentage is 71%.
Washington averages 80.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the WNBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 31.5 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 12.9 per game. The Mystics allow 82.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 18.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
New York is 12th in the league with 72.2 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 37%, while their average scoring margin is -14.4. They shoot 28% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the WNBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game, and 12th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Liberty are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.5. The Liberty surrender 86.6 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the WNBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 4th with 18.6 assists allowed per contest and 12th with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Liberty are 2nd in the WNBA in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game this season.
The Mystics are 9th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 103, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 76.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 7th. As a team they are 8th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Washington is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.0 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 1st in the league.
New York is 1st in the WNBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 9th in the league. The Liberty are 12th in the WNBA in offensive rating with 88.8, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 81.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 42% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the WNBA in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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