Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky Prediction, 8/5/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky
Date: Friday, August 5, 2022
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Wintrust Arena is the site where and the Chicago Sky (23-8) will play the Washington Mystics (20-12) on Friday.
The Washington Mystics stepped onto the hardwood against the Las Vegas Aces and took home the win by a score of 83-73 in their last contest. Washington wrapped up the game having earned a 45.6% field goal percentage (31 out of 68) and made 9 of 23 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Mystics knocked down 12 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In relation to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 38 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 25 dimes in the game as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In the matter of defending, Washington allowed the other team to shoot 40.6% from the floor on 26 of 64 shooting. Las Vegas doled out 3 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. In addition, Las Vegas had 30 rebounds (3 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Las Vegas finished the game at 80.0% from the charity stripe by converting 12 of their 15 attempts. They buried 9 out of their 26 attempts from three-point range.
Natasha Cloud is someone who was a contributor for the contest. She was able to score 16 points on 6 of 16 shooting. She played for 31 minutes and also collected 4 rebounds. Cloud shot 37.5% from the floor and also distributed 9 dimes.
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Washington enters this one with a mark of 20-12 for the season. They average 79.8 points per contest (8th in the league) while shooting 43.8% from the field. The Mystics are shooting 34.4% on 3-point shots (252 of 732) and 77.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Washington is grabbing 35.1 boards per contest and is sitting with 646 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 6th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 16.0 fouls per contest. Defensively, the Mystics are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game while drawing 17.1 personal fouls. They concede 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 1st in the WNBA in PPG allowed (75.2). The Mystics are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.5% (890 of 2,094) and they concede 33.7 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 2nd in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 581 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Chicago Sky went home defeated by a final of 84-78 when they played the Dallas Wings. The Sky were able to collect 22 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 33 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 15 times, while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Wings committed 20 fouls for this contest which got the Sky to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of them for a percentage of 63.6%. In regard to 3-pointers, Chicago converted 6 out of 21 tries (28.6%). When the game finished, the Sky went 29 out of 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.5%. The Sky allowed the Wings to convert 30 of their 67 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.8% in this contest. They finished 23.1% from 3-point land by shooting 3 of 13 and ended up shooting 21 out of 25 at the charity stripe (84.0%). In reference to how they rebounded, Chicago permitted Dallas to pull down 34 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Emma Meesseman ended up being a major contributor for the Sky in this contest. She made 5 out of 8 in this contest giving her a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and had 6 rebounds. Meesseman earned 14 points in her 32 mins on the court and had 5 dimes for the matchup.
Chicago has a record of 23-8 on the year. As an offense, the Sky are connecting on 47.7% from the field, which is ranked 1st in the league. Chicago has totaled 2,658 pts for the campaign (85.7 per contest) and they average 35.6 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 23.9 times per contest (1st in the league) and they are turning it over 13.9 times per contest. The Sky are committing 16.2 fouls per game while shooting 82.2% from the charity stripe. The Sky on the defensive side of the court are 4th in the WNBA in PPG given up with 80.1. The Chicago defense concedes 33.3% on 3-point attempts (197 of 591) and opponents are connecting on 77.8% of their free throw shots. They have given up 20.4 dimes and 33.5 total boards per game, which is 7th and 3rd in the WNBA. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 43.0% from the field (5th in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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