Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 7/10/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
TV: Amazon Prime
The Chicago Sky (10-9) host the Washington Mystics (7-10) at Wintrust Arena on Saturday.
The Washington Mystics took the court against the New York Liberty and took a loss by a final of 82-79 in their last contest. Washington finished the contest having earned a 42.7% FG percentage (32 of 75) and converted 5 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Mystics converted 10 of their 16 tries for a percentage of 62.5%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 34 with 8 of them being offensive. They also doled out 21 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When discussing the defense, Washington allowed the other team to go 45.3% from the field on 29 out of 64 shooting. New York dished out 16 dimes and had 5 steals in the matchup. Moreover, New York snagged 39 rebounds (3 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 5 blocked shots. New York finished 84.2% from the charity stripe by making 16 of 19 attempts. They knocked down 8 out of their 20 attempts from beyond the arc.
Tina Charles is one player who was a factor in this game. She totaled 31 points on 13 out of 24 shooting. She was on the court for 35:57 mins and snagged 16 boards. Charles shot 54.2% from the field and recorded 2 assists. Another player that came through in this game for the Mystics was Ariel Atkins. She snagged 1 rebound in 35:02 minutes played on the night. She finished the contest at 33.3% from the floor in this game by going 3-of-9 (9 points). When the final whistle blew, Atkins earned 4 assists.
Washington will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 7-10 for the year. The Mystics are connecting on 33.5% on three-point attempts (167 of 498) and 83.0% from the charity stripe. They average 81.5 points per game (7th in basketball) on 40.6% from the field. They are giving up possession 11.8 times per contest and as a unit they commit 17.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Washington is pulling in 34.0 rebounds per game and has racked up 328 dimes for the year, which is 7th in the league in terms of passing. On defense, the Mystics are forcing 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. The Mystics defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.0% (230 of 303) and they surrender 36.6 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 6th in basketball in giving up assists with 329 relinquished on the campaign. They are giving up 40.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 9th in the WNBA in PPG allowed (83.8).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Chicago Sky walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 100-91 when they played the Dallas Wings. The Sky were able to snag 21 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 27 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 4 steals in this game. The Wings earned 15 personal fouls for this game which got the Sky to the free throw line for a total of 11 shots. They were able to bury 10 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 90.9%. Pertaining to shooting from distance, Chicago knocked down 7 of 20 tries (35.0%). When all was said and done, the Sky finished shooting 37 out of 66 from the field which had them shooting 56.1%. The Sky permitted the Wings to make 34 of 64 tries from the floor which had them at 53.1% for the contest. They shot 55.0% from 3-point land by shooting 11 out of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 26 from the free throw line (80.8%). In the matter of rebounds, Chicago allowed Dallas to collect 26 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Diamond DeShields was important for the Sky in this contest. She made 7 of 13 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and had 2 rebounds. DeShields earned 16 points in her 34:04 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for this contest. Another player who was a determining factor for Chicago was Candace Parker. She wrapped the game up with 3 dimes in 32:03 mins on the hardwood, and she shot 9 out of 14 from the floor. Parker walked away from this one going 64.3% from the field and also collecting 22 points and 7 rebounds.
Chicago has a mark of 10-9 on the year. When it comes to offense, the Sky are shooting 42.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 7th in the WNBA. Chicago has accounted for 1,558 points for the campaign (82.0 per game) and they grab 36.2 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 20.9 times per game (3rd in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.1 times per contest. The Sky have committed 20.0 fouls per game and they hit 86.5% from the free throw line. The Sky on the defensive side of the court are 2nd in basketball in points given up per game with 78.8. The Chicago defense surrenders 33.3% on 3-pointers (122 of 366) and their opposition knocks down 75.5% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 17.1 assists and 34.8 boards per contest, which is ranked 2nd and 5th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 16.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 42.3% from the floor (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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