Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 6/5/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
TV: Amazon Prime
The Washington Mystics (7-3) are headed to Wintrust Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago Sky (5-3).
The Washington Mystics faced the Indiana Fever and walked away with a win by a score of 87-75 in their last game. Washington wrapped up the game with a 45.8% FG percentage (33 out of 72) and converted 8 of their 24 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Mystics made 13 of their 16 shots for a rate of 81.3%. Regarding rebounding, they compiled 44 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 24 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When talking about the defense, Washington allowed 40.5% from the floor on 30 of 74 shooting. Indiana distributed 10 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. In addition, Indiana pulled down 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Indiana shot 66.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 6 of their 9 attempts. They also converted 9 of their 22 tries from distance.
Ariel Atkins is one player who came through for this contest. She was able to score 28 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. She was on the hardwood for 34 mins and collected 4 rebounds. Atkins shot 56.3% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes.
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Washington will play this game with a mark of 7-3 this year. The Mystics are shooting 34.9% on 3-point shots (76 of 218) and 80.2% from the charity stripe. They average 80.0 pts per game (7th in the WNBA) while hitting 44.6% from the field. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a team are committing 16.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Washington is grabbing 33.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 211 dimes on the campaign, which is 3rd in the WNBA in terms of passing. Defensively, the Mystics are able to force 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They are 6th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 179 surrendered on the season. The Mystics defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 42.6% (151 of 179) and they relinquish 34.0 boards per game as a group. They give up 33.5% on 3-point shots while they are 1st in the WNBA in points per game from their opponents (73.3).
The last time they took the court, the Chicago Sky took home the win by a final score of 73-70 against the Phoenix Mercury. The Sky were able to corral 35 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 41 for the game. They also turned it over 13 times, while recording 6 steals for the game. The Mercury committed 16 personal fouls in this contest which got the Sky to the free throw line for a total of 17 tries. They were able to convert 14 of the free throws for a clip of 82.4%. With respect to three-point attempts, Chicago made 5 out of 19 tries (26.3%). When the game finished, the Sky walked away from this one shooting 27 for 66 from the field which had them at 40.9%. The Sky allowed the Mercury to knock down 28 of their 70 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 40.0% in the game. They went 32.0% from distance by shooting 8 out of 25 and ended up shooting 6 of 11 at the free throw line (54.5%). When it comes to team rebounding, Chicago permitted Phoenix to snag 32 in total (6 on the offensive glass).
Courtney Vandersloot was important for the Sky in the matchup. She made 6 of 12 in this contest for a rate of 50.0%, and tallied 2 rebounds. Vandersloot recorded 18 points in her 30 mins on the court and tallied 6 dimes for this contest.
Chicago has a mark of 5-3 on the campaign. As an offense, the Sky are shooting 44.8% from the field, which is 4th in the WNBA. Chicago has scored 653 points on the campaign (81.6 per game) and they pull down 36.4 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.1 times per contest (1st in the league) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. The Sky commit 17.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 81.6% from the charity stripe. The Sky on the defensive end are ranked 5th in the league in PPG surrendered with 77.0. They are able to force 13.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.9% from the floor (2nd in basketball). The Chicago defense surrenders 32.3% on 3-pointers (53 of 164) and their opposition makes 72.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 21.0 assists and 36.3 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 11th and 10th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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