Dallas Wings vs Washington Mystics Prediction, 8/28/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Wings vs Washington Mystics
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C.
The Dallas Wings (11-14) travel to Entertainment and Sports Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Washington Mystics (9-15).
The Dallas Wings stepped onto the hardwood against the Washington Mystics and walked away with a win by a score of 82-77 in their last contest. Dallas finished having earned a 47.8% field goal percentage (33 out of 69) and buried 5 of their 18 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Wings converted 11 of 15 attempts for a rate of 73.3%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 35 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 18 assists in the game in addition to forcing 13 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Pertaining to defense, Dallas allowed the other team to shoot 48.3% from the floor on 28 out of 58 shooting. Washington recorded 5 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. Moreover, Washington grabbed 25 rebounds (5 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Washington walked away from this one shooting 66.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 18 shots. They also converted 9 of their 22 attempts from downtown.
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Arike Ogunbowale is someone who came through in this matchup. She notched 26 points on 8 out of 16 shooting. She played for 34:55 minutes and snagged 3 rebounds. Ogunbowale finished the game at 50.0% from the field and totaled 9 dimes. An additional player that had an impact in this matchup for the Wings was Isabelle Harrison. She grabbed 10 rebounds in her 33:38 minutes played on the night. She finished shooting 66.7% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 10-of-15 (21 points). When the final whistle blew, Harrison accounted for 1 assist.
Dallas enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 11-14 for the year. They are turning it over 12.6 times per contest and as a unit they commit 19.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Dallas is pulling in 36.2 boards per game and has tallied 447 assists so far this season, which is 10th in the WNBA in terms of passing. The Wings are connecting on 36.6% from downtown (207 of 566) and 83.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 83.6 pts per contest (3rd in the WNBA) while connecting on 42.8% from the field. Defensively, the Wings are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers per game while drawing 16.2 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 33.6% on three-point shots and they are 8th in basketball in points per game allowed (82.9). The Wings are allowing a FG percentage of 45.0% (309 of 405) and they relinquish 33.7 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 10th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 513 relinquished on the season.
In their last game, the Washington Mystics took a defeat with a final score of 82-77 when they played the Dallas Wings. The Mystics snagged 20 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 25 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Wings earned 15 fouls in this contest which took the Mystics to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 66.7%. Concerning three-point shots, Washington converted 9 out of their 22 tries (40.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Mystics shot 28 out of 58 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.3%. The Mystics allowed the Wings to bury 33 out of their 69 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.8% in the game. They shot 27.8% from 3-point land by shooting 5 of 18 and finished the game at 11 of 15 at the free throw line (73.3%). When discussing rebounds, Washington allowed Dallas to snag 35 overall (10 offensive).
Natasha Cloud was important for the Mystics for the contest. She knocked down 2 of 5 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and had 1 rebound. Cloud racked up 5 points in her 32:37 mins on the court and had 7 dimes for this contest. An additional player that was pivotal for Washington was Myisha Hines-Allen. She accumulated 4 dimes in 29:53 mins on the hardwood, and she knocked down 6 of 11 from the field. Hines-Allen walked away from this one going 54.5% from the floor while also collecting 16 points and 5 rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 9-15 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Mystics are connecting on 40.7% from the field, which is ranked 11th in basketball. Washington has accounted for 1,938 points for the campaign (80.8 per game) and they grab 34.4 boards per game. They are getting an assist 19.0 times per contest (7th in the league) and they cough up possession 12.0 times per contest. The Mystics have committed 17.7 personal fouls per game and they shoot 81.6% from the free throw line. The Mystics defensively are ranked 9th in the league in PPG allowed with 83.3. The Washington defense gives up 37.3% on shots from beyond the arc (181 of 485) and their opposition makes 80.4% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 19.3 dimes and 37.0 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 7th and 10th in basketball. They have forced 13.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.5% from the field (11th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas
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