Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 9/12/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
The Washington Mystics (10-18) go to Wintrust Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago Sky (15-14).
The Washington Mystics stepped onto the hardwood against the Seattle Storm and took a loss by a final of 105-71 in their last contest. Washington finished with a 39.3% field goal percentage (24 of 61) and made 9 out of their 33 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mystics knocked down 14 of 17 attempts for a rate of 82.4%. When discussing rebounding, they compiled a total of 24 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 14 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 14 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding defending, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 59.1% from the floor on 39 out of 66 shooting. Seattle earned 6 assists and had 11 steals for the contest. Additionally, Seattle collected 35 boards (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Seattle finished 81.3% when shooting free throws by making 13 of their 16 shots. They knocked down 14 of 23 attempts from long range.
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Ariel Atkins is someone who had an impact in this contest. She had 13 points on 4 out of 12 shooting. She was on the court for 27:15 minutes but finished the game without grabbing a rebound. Atkins finished the game shooting 33.3% from the field and also dished out 1 assist. An additional player that was a factor in the matchup for the Mystics was Tina Charles. She pulled down 4 rebounds in her 24:30 min played on the night. She walked away from this one shooting 16.7% from the field in the matchup by shooting 1-of-6 (4 points). Overall, Charles had 1 assist.
Washington comes into this contest with a mark of 10-18 for the campaign. The Mystics are connecting on 32.5% on shots from downtown (251 of 772) and 81.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 79.8 points per game (7th in the WNBA) on 40.6% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington is collecting 33.1 boards per contest and has accumulated 516 assists on the campaign, which is 7th in the league in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Mystics are able to force 13.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.5 fouls. They rank 7th in the WNBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 549 relinquished on the year. The Mystics defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.6% (385 of 489) and they surrender 36.9 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 38.8% on shots from downtown and they are 10th in the WNBA in points per game allowed (84.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Chicago Sky went home victorious with a score of 92-84 when they faced the Las Vegas Aces. The Sky collected 31 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 38 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 2 steals for the matchup. The Aces had 16 fouls for the game which got the Sky to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They were able to make 17 of them for a clip of 73.9%. In relation to shots from distance, Chicago buried 7 out of 19 attempts (36.8%). When the game finished, the Sky went 34 for 67 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.7%. The Sky permitted the Aces to make 30 out of 73 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.1% for this contest. They went 38.5% from beyond the arc via 5 of 13 and ended up going 19 of 22 at the charity stripe (86.4%). When it comes to rebounds, Chicago permitted Las Vegas to grab 37 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Candace Parker ended up having an impact for the Sky in the game. She buried 4 out of 13 for the matchup giving her a field goal percentage of 30.8%, and earned 13 rebounds. Parker earned 12 points in her 32:52 mins on the court and had 8 assists in this contest. One more player who came through for Chicago was Courtney Vandersloot. She accumulated 6 assists in her 30:36 minutes played, and she knocked down 4 out of 9 from the floor. Vandersloot finished going 44.4% from the floor and also contributing 9 points and 3 boards.
Chicago has a mark of 15-14 this season. The Sky commit 19.5 personal fouls per contest and they hit 84.7% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 21.9 times per game (1st in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game. Chicago has earned 2,425 pts on the season (83.6 per contest) and they average 35.6 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Sky are shooting 44.1% from the floor, which is 6th in the league. The Sky on the defensive end are ranked 7th in basketball in PPG given up with 81.1. They have surrendered 18.3 dimes and 35.7 boards per contest, which is 5th and 8th in the league. The Chicago defense allows 34.7% on shots from distance (186 of 536) and opponents are making 78.0% of their foul shots. They are able to force 14.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the field (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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