Washington Mystics vs New York Liberty Prediction, 9/17/2021 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs New York Liberty
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The New York Liberty (11-19) play the Washington Mystics (12-18) at Barclays Center on Friday.
The Washington Mystics faced the Chicago Sky and walked away with a win by a score of 79-71 in their last game. Washington ended with a 48.3% FG percentage (29 of 60) and knocked down 9 out of their 27 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Mystics made 12 of their 17 shots for a rate of 70.6%. In reference to hauling in boards, they compiled 35 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 19 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and having 9 steals. In regard to defense, Washington allowed 41.8% from the floor on 28 of 67 shooting. Chicago recorded 6 dimes and had 8 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Chicago grabbed 31 rebounds (6 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Chicago finished the contest at 80.0% at the free throw line by making 12 of 15 tries. They knocked down 3 of 22 tries from 3-point range.
Get all of our WNBA Expert Picks
Natasha Cloud is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. She ended up finishing with 16 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 37:36 mins and collected 6 rebounds. Cloud shot 54.5% from the floor and also earned 8 assists. Another player that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Mystics was Tina Charles. She grabbed 10 rebounds in her 36:03 minutes played. She went 52.6% from the field in the game by shooting 10-of-19 (31 points). In all, Charles had 5 assists.
Washington heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 12-18 this year. They lose possession via turnover 12.2 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Washington is collecting 33.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 555 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 7th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. The Mystics are shooting 32.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (269 of 823) and 80.7% from the free throw line. They average 79.9 points per outing (7th in the WNBA) while hitting 40.9% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Mystics are able to force 13.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.3 fouls. The Mystics defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.2% (406 of 520) and they concede 36.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 6th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 578 conceded so far this season. They are relinquishing 37.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 9th in the WNBA in points per game allowed (83.4).
For their last game, the New York Liberty took a defeat with a final score of 77-76 against the Dallas Wings. The Liberty were able to snag 31 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in this contest. They also gave up possession 9 times, while getting 2 steals in this matchup. The Wings were called for 13 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Liberty to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 81.8%. In reference to three-point attempts, New York knocked down 7 of their 24 attempts (29.2%). When the game finished, the Liberty ended up going 30 out of 67 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.8%. The Liberty permitted the Wings to bury 26 out of 72 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.1% for the game. They finished 37.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 10 of 27 and ended up shooting 15 of 19 at the charity stripe (78.9%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, New York permitted Dallas to snag 37 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Sabrina Ionescu pitched in for the Liberty for this game. She converted 7 of 17 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 41.2%, and had 8 rebounds. Ionescu scored 18 points in her 36:16 minutes on the hardwood and had 6 dimes for this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for New York was Betnijah Laney. She left the arena with 6 dimes in her 34:16 minutes played, and she knocked down 7 out of 13 from the field. Laney finished going 53.8% from the field in addition to collecting 19 points and 4 boards.
New York has a win-loss mark of 11-19 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Liberty are hitting on 42.5% from the floor, which is ranked 7th in the league. New York has accounted for 2,351 points this year (78.4 per game) and they pull down 33.7 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 19.1 times per contest (6th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.9 times per game. The Liberty are committing 17.9 fouls per game and they go 81.0% from the free throw line. The Liberty on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 85.3. They are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (8th in the league). The New York defense gives up 32.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (209 of 636) and their opposition knocks down 82.5% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 19.6 assists and 36.8 boards per contest, which is ranked 9th and 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free WNBA Picks
Get all of Today's Expert WNBA Picks