Washington Mystics vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 7/28/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Dallas Wings
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Location: College Park Center in Arlington, TX
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Dallas Wings (12-15) play the Washington Mystics (17-11) at College Park Center on Thursday.
The Washington Mystics faced off with the New York Liberty and went home with a win by a final score of 78-69 in their last game. Washington wrapped up the game having earned a 43.9% FG percentage (29 out of 66) and made 5 of their 21 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Mystics converted 15 of their 18 tries for a rate of 83.3%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 35 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 dimes in the game as well as forcing 15 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Regarding defending, Washington allowed the other team to go 41.9% from the floor on 26 out of 62 shooting. New York earned 4 dimes and had 7 steals for the matchup. On top of that, New York had 32 rebounds (4 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. New York ended up shooting 90.0% from the free throw line by converting 9 of 10 tries. They also converted 8 out of their 26 attempts from three-point range.
Elena Delle Donne is one player who was a factor for the game. She accumulated 25 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. She played 31 minutes and snagged 3 rebounds. Delle Donne finished the game at 57.1% from the floor and dished out 3 assists.
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Washington comes into this game with a win-loss record of 17-11 this year. They turn it over 13.1 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington is grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 564 dimes this year, which has them ranked 6th in the WNBA in terms of passing the rock. The Mystics are shooting 33.8% on shots from beyond the arc (222 of 657) and 77.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 79.5 points per outing (9th in the WNBA) while connecting on 43.4% from the field. On defense, the Mystics have forced 14.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.3% from beyond the arc and they rank 1st in the league in PPG allowed (75.0). The Mystics defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.7% (781 of 1,830) and they surrender 33.9 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 2nd in the league in allowing assists with 510 relinquished for the season.
When they last played, the Dallas Wings got the victory with a final of 96-86 against the Indiana Fever. The Wings were able to pull down 21 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 30 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while earning 8 steals in this matchup. The Fever committed 24 fouls in this game which took the Wings to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They were able to bury 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.2%. In relation to three-point shots, Dallas made 4 of 21 attempts (19.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Wings shot 38 out of 73 from the floor which had them at 52.1%. The Wings allowed the Fever to bury 31 of 65 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.7% for the matchup. They finished 35.3% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 6 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 27 at the free throw line (66.7%). In regard to how they rebounded, Dallas permitted Indiana to snag 29 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Arike Ogunbowale was important for the Wings in this matchup. She converted 9 of 18 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 4 rebounds. Ogunbowale tallied 22 points in her 34 mins on the hardwood and had 5 dimes in the matchup.
Dallas has a mark of 12-15 for the year. The Wings have committed 19.5 fouls per contest and they hit 77.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 18.6 times per game (10th in the WNBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per contest. Dallas has totaled 2,218 pts for the season (82.1 per contest) and they grab 33.9 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Wings are hitting on 42.7% from the field, which ranks 9th in basketball. The Wings on the defensive side of the court are 6th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 82.7. They are forcing 13.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (10th in basketball). The Dallas defense concedes 32.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (181 of 556) and their opponents are making 78.6% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 20.2 assists and 34.0 boards per contest, which ranks 6th and 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington
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