Atlanta Dream vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 9/10/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Dream vs Washington Mystics
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
Entertainment and Sports Arena is the site where and the Washington Mystics (10-18) will take on the Atlanta Dream (7-20) on Friday.
The Atlanta Dream faced the Dallas Wings and took home the win by a score of 69-64 in their last contest. Atlanta wrapped up the game with a 40.0% field goal percentage (28 out of 70) and converted 2 out of their 7 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Dream converted 11 of their 13 shots for a percentage of 84.6%. In terms of rebounding, they earned 42 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 17 dimes in this game while forcing 14 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to go 33.3% from the field on 26 out of 78 shooting. Dallas recorded 13 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. In addition, Dallas snagged 45 boards (13 offensive, 32 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Dallas finished the contest at 60.0% at the charity stripe by burying 3 of 5 attempts. They converted 9 out of their 25 shots from 3-point land.
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Tiffany Hayes is one player who was a major factor for this contest. She racked up 22 points on 8 of 16 shooting. She was on the court for 35:44 minutes and also snagged 8 rebounds. Hayes walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also recorded 4 assists. An additional player that was a contributor in this contest for the Dream was Elizabeth Williams. She collected 4 rebounds in her 32:34 minutes on the basketball court. She finished the game at 45.5% from the floor in this game by going 5-of-11 (10 points). When the time ran out, Williams accounted for 3 assists.
Atlanta will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 7-20 for the year. They currently have an average of 79.7 points per outing (8th in basketball) while connecting on 41.5% from the field. The Dream are connecting on 31.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (173 of 543) and 71.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling down 34.0 boards per contest and has totaled 485 dimes on the year, which ranks 10th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 11.3 times per game and as a group are committing 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Dream are able to force 15.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.6 fouls. The Dream defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.4% (420 of 447) and they relinquish 38.3 boards per contest as a team. They rank 10th in basketball in allowing assists with 577 surrendered on the year. They give up 39.0% from 3-point land and they are 11th in the WNBA in points per game allowed (85.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Washington Mystics took a defeat with a final score of 105-71 when they faced the Seattle Storm. The Mystics were able to snag 21 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 24 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while recording 6 steals in the matchup. The Storm earned 19 fouls for the contest which got the Mystics to the charity stripe for a total of 17 tries. They were able to convert 14 of them for a rate of 82.4%. With respect to 3-pointers, Washington converted 9 out of 33 tries (27.3%). In all, the Mystics ended up shooting 24 for 61 from the field which had them at 39.3%. The Mystics allowed the Storm to convert 39 of 66 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 59.1% in this game. They finished shooting 60.9% from beyond the perimeter by going 14 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 13 of 16 at the free throw line (81.3%). In reference to attacking the glass, Washington allowed Seattle to snag 35 in total (6 offensive).
Ariel Atkins pitched in for the Mystics in the game. She converted 4 of 12 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 33.3%, but finished without a board. Atkins earned 13 points in her 27:15 mins of playing time and totaled 1 assist for this game. An additional player that was pivotal for Washington was Erica Wheeler. She finished with 7 dimes in her 36:04 mins on the hardwood, and she put in 5 out of 15 from the field. Wheeler ended the game having shot 33.3% from the field and also totaling 16 points and 2 rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 10-18 on the year. The Mystics commit 17.5 fouls per contest and they hit 81.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 18.4 times per contest (7th in the WNBA) and they lose possession via turnover 12.2 times per game. Washington has accounted for 2,235 points this season (79.8 per contest) and they average 33.1 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Mystics are connecting on 40.6% from the field, which is ranked 11th in the league. The Mystics defensively are ranked 10th in the league in points given up per game with 84.2. The Washington defense gives up 38.8% on 3-point attempts (220 of 567) and their opposition knocks down 80.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 19.6 assists and 36.9 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 7th and 10th in basketball. They have forced 13.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.6% from the field (12th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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