Atlanta Dream vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 6/17/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Washington Mystics
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Mystics (4-6) host the Atlanta Dream (5-6) at Entertainment and Sports Arena on Thursday.
The Atlanta Dream took the court against the Washington Mystics and walked away with a win by a score of 101-78 in their last game. Atlanta finished the contest with a 50.7% field goal percentage (36 of 71) and made 13 out of their 29 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Dream converted 16 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 76.2%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they collected 33 with 10 of them being offensive. They also dished out 20 assists in this game as well as forcing the opposition into 17 turnovers and having 10 steals. Pertaining to defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 37.7% from the floor on 23 out of 61 shooting. Washington doled out 12 dimes and had 8 steals in this matchup. In addition, Washington pulled down 33 rebounds (12 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Washington ended up going 80.8% from the charity stripe by converting 21 of 26 attempts. They buried 11 of 27 shots from 3-point land.
Odyssey Sims is someone who was a factor for the game. She had 20 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. She saw the court for 36:18 minutes and totaled 5 boards. Sims walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the floor and distributed 4 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in the game for the Dream was Courtney Williams. She totaled 3 rebounds in her 34:14 minutes on the hardwood. She finished 61.5% from the field in this contest by going 8-of-13 (21 points). When the final whistle was blown, Williams had accumulated 2 assists.
Atlanta will play this game with a mark of 5-6 this year. They are averaging 83.5 pts per contest (4th in the WNBA) while going 41.8% from the field. The Dream are connecting on 33.6% on 3-point shots (81 of 241) and 72.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling in 34.8 boards per game and is sitting with 195 dimes so far this season, which is 10th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 12.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.5 personal fouls per game. On the defensive end, the Dream are forcing their opponents into 16.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.2 fouls. They rank 9th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 230 surrendered this season. The Dream defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.6% (182 of 211) and they concede 36.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 40.2% on three-point shots and they are 11th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (86.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Washington Mystics went home defeated by a final of 101-78 when they played the Atlanta Dream. The Mystics collected 21 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 33 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 17 times, while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Dream were called for 22 personal fouls in this game which took the Mystics to the charity stripe for a total of 26 shots. They were able to knock down 21 of them for a rate of 80.8%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Washington buried 11 of 27 tries (40.7%). Overall, the Mystics ended up shooting 23 out of 61 from the field which gave them a rate of 37.7%. The Mystics allowed the Dream to bury 36 out of 71 tries from the field which had them shooting 50.7% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 44.8% from distance by going 13 out of 29 and finished the contest at 16 of 21 from the free throw line (76.2%). In the matter of rebounds, Washington allowed Atlanta to get 33 in all (10 offensive).
Myisha Hines-Allen ended up having an impact for the Mystics for the matchup. She buried 5 of 10 for the game giving her a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 6 rebounds. Hines-Allen scored 16 points in her 30:31 mins of playing time and had 1 assist for the contest. One more player that played a role for Washington was Ariel Atkins. She finished with 2 dimes in her 29:17 minutes on the court, and she shot 4 of 11 from the field. Atkins walked away from this one going 36.4% from the field as well as contributing 15 points and 2 total rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 4-6 for the season. Washington has totaled 815 points this year (81.5 per contest) and they snag 35.1 rebounds per game. The Mystics commit 20.1 fouls per game and they connect on 85.0% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Mystics are shooting 39.7% from the floor, which is ranked 11th in the league. They are assisting teammates 18.1 times per contest (8th in basketball) and they cough up possession 12.1 times per game. The Mystics on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the WNBA in points given up per game with 82.6. The Washington defense concedes 39.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter (86 of 216) and their opponents are converting on 77.9% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 19.7 dimes and 36.0 boards per game, which is ranked 9th and 7th in the league. They are forcing 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.8% from the floor (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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