Washington Mystics vs New York Liberty Prediction, 7/3/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs New York Liberty
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
TV: CBS Sports Network
Barclays Center is the site where and the New York Liberty (8-9) will take on the Washington Mystics (7-9) on Saturday.
The Washington Mystics faced off with the Connecticut Sun and went home with a loss by a final score of 90-71 in their last game. Washington finished the game with a 38.1% field goal percentage (24 of 63) and made 12 of 36 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Mystics made 11 of 13 attempts for a rate of 84.6%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they collected 13 with 1 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 21 dimes for this contest as well as creating 20 turnovers and getting 11 steals. When it comes to defending, Washington allowed 50.0% from the floor on 35 out of 70 shooting. Connecticut distributed 17 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Moreover, Connecticut snagged 52 rebounds (17 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 1 block. Connecticut finished the game at 88.9% at the charity stripe by burying 8 of their 9 attempts. They also converted 12 out of their 24 attempts from long range.
Leilani Mitchell is one player who was a major contributor for this contest. She walked away with 9 points on 3 out of 7 shooting. She played for 38:42 mins and totaled 2 rebounds. Mitchell finished the game shooting 42.9% from the floor and recorded 3 dimes. Someone else that came through in the game for the Mystics was Sydney Wiese. She wasn't able to grab a board in her 37:38 min on the court. She ended up shooting 33.3% from the field in the matchup by going 1-of-3 (3 points). In all, Wiese accounted for 3 assists.
Washington enters this one with a mark of 7-9 for the campaign. They are turning it over 12.1 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Washington is snagging 34.0 boards per game and is sitting with 307 dimes for the year, which ranks 6th in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. The Mystics are connecting on 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (162 of 474) and 84.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 81.7 points per contest (6th in the league) while connecting on 40.5% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Mystics are able to force 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They are 9th in the WNBA in giving up assists with 313 surrendered for the campaign. The Mystics are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.0% (219 of 283) and they surrender 36.4 rebounds per contest as a team. They relinquish 40.7% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 9th in the WNBA in PPG from their opponents (83.9).
When they last played, the New York Liberty walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-69 when they faced the Atlanta Dream. The Liberty collected 29 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for this contest. They also gave up possession 15 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. The Dream were called for 12 personal fouls in the game which got the Liberty to the free throw line for a total of 15 tries. They were able to make 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 80.0%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, New York made 9 out of 24 attempts (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Liberty finished the game shooting 24 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0%. The Liberty allowed the Dream to knock down 27 out of their 76 tries from the field which had them sitting at 35.5% for this contest. They finished 38.9% from three-point range by going 7 out of 18 and finished the contest at 12 of 16 at the free throw line (75.0%). When it comes to attacking the glass, New York allowed Atlanta to get 34 overall (12 on the offensive glass).
Kylee Shook ended up being a major contributor for the Liberty in this contest. She made 3 of 5 for this contest giving her a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and tallied 8 rebounds. Shook recorded 8 points in her 38:02 mins on the court and totaled 2 dimes in the game. Another player that ended being a contributor for New York was Betnijah Laney. She accumulated 7 assists in her 37:07 minutes played, and she knocked down 7 of 19 from the floor. Laney finished going 36.8% from the floor and also collecting 16 points and 5 rebounds.
New York has a win-loss record of 8-9 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Liberty are shooting 42.8% from the field, which has them ranked 6th in basketball. New York has accumulated 1,360 points for the campaign (80.0 per game) and they pull in 34.0 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 19.6 times per game (5th in the WNBA) and they turn it over 16.9 times per game. The Liberty commit 17.8 personal fouls per contest and they go 80.4% from the charity stripe. The Liberty defensively are ranked 10th in the league in points given up per game with 85.6. The New York defense gives up 32.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (109 of 341) and opponents are knocking down 80.8% of their free throw shots. They allow 19.7 assists and 38.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 10th and 11th in the league. They are forcing 13.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 43.1% from the floor (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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