Dallas Wings vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 8/26/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Washington Mystics
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: Amazon Prime
The Washington Mystics (9-14) host the Dallas Wings (10-14) at Entertainment and Sports Arena on Thursday.
The Dallas Wings took the court against the Indiana Fever and ended up losing by a score of 83-81 in their last contest. Dallas walked away from the game with a 46.7% FG percentage (28 out of 60) and buried 9 of their 22 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Wings buried 16 of their 18 tries for a rate of 88.9%. Concerning hauling in boards, they collected a total of 30 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 18 assists for the contest as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 5 steals. When it comes to the defense, Dallas allowed 45.3% from the field on 29 of 64 shooting. Indiana earned 10 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Indiana grabbed 28 rebounds (10 offensive, 18 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Indiana finished the game shooting 85.7% at the free throw line by converting 18 of their 21 shots. They also converted 7 of 20 tries from long range.
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Moriah Jefferson is one player who was a major contributor in this matchup. She ended up with 9 points on 4 of 5 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 16:16 mins played and also pulled down 1 rebound. Jefferson finished 80.0% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes. An additional player that was a factor in the game for the Wings was Arike Ogunbowale. She snagged 4 rebounds in her 30:28 min on the hardwood. She ended up shooting 33.3% from the floor in this game by hitting 5-of-15 (14 points). Overall, Ogunbowale accounted for 6 assists.
Dallas steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 10-14 for the campaign. They are averaging 83.7 pts per game (3rd in the WNBA) while going 42.6% from the floor. The Wings are hitting 36.9% on shots from downtown (202 of 548) and 84.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Dallas is pulling in 36.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 429 dimes on the year, which ranks 10th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 12.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 19.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Wings are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per game while drawing 16.2 fouls. They give up 33.3% on three-point shots and they are 8th in the league in points per game allowed (83.1). The Wings defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.9% (296 of 388) and they surrender 34.0 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 9th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 492 surrendered this year.
For their last game, the Washington Mystics walked away with a victory by a final of 78-68 when they played the Los Angeles Sparks. The Mystics snagged 33 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 for the contest. They turned it over 15 times, while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Sparks earned 17 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Mystics to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 82.4%. When talking about shots from distance, Washington made 8 of their 18 tries (44.4%). When all was said and done, the Mystics finished shooting 28 out of 63 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.4%. The Mystics allowed the Sparks to convert 25 of their 70 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.7% in this game. They finished the game shooting 22.7% from distance via 5 of 22 and finished the game at 13 of 15 at the free throw line (86.7%). When discussing rebounding, Washington allowed Los Angeles to grab 35 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Elena Delle Donne pitched in for the Mystics in this matchup. She made 5 of 9 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and had 5 rebounds. Delle Donne earned 18 points in her 17:35 mins on the court and accounted for 1 assist for this contest. One more player who came through for Washington was Ariel Atkins. She walked away with 1 assist in 24:36 minutes on the court, and she shot 4 out of 11 from the field. Atkins ended up shooting 36.4% from the floor and also notching 10 points and 2 boards.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 9-14 on the season. Washington has 1,861 points on the year (80.9 per contest) and they collect 34.8 rebounds per game. The Mystics are responsible for committing 17.7 fouls per contest and they shoot 82.3% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Mystics are shooting 40.5% from the field, which is 11th in basketball. They are assisting teammates 18.9 times per game (7th in the WNBA) and they turn it over 11.9 times per contest. The Mystics defensively are ranked 9th in the league in PPG allowed with 83.3. They relinquish 19.4 dimes and 37.1 boards per contest, which has them ranked 7th and 10th in basketball. The Washington defense allows 37.7% from downtown (176 of 467) and their opponents are making 80.6% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 13.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.4% from the floor (11th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas
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