Washington Mystics vs New York Liberty Prediction, 6/16/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs New York Liberty
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Washington Mystics (10-6) go to Barclays Center on Thursday where they'll take on the New York Liberty (5-9).
The Washington Mystics faced off with the Phoenix Mercury and went home with a win by a final score of 83-65 in their last game. Washington ended having earned a 42.3% FG percentage (30 out of 71) and converted 11 out of their 28 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Mystics buried 12 of 13 attempts for a rate of 92.3%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 36 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 23 assists in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When discussing defending, Washington let their opponent shoot 38.7% from the floor on 24 of 62 shooting. Phoenix distributed 4 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. Furthermore, Phoenix collected 35 boards (4 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Phoenix finished 43.8% at the charity stripe by making 7 of their 16 shots. They also converted 10 out of their 26 tries from three-point range.
Shakira Austin is someone who was a major factor in the matchup. She scored 16 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. She played 26 mins and also pulled down 10 rebounds. Austin finished the game at 54.5% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended.
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Washington comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 10-6 for the season. They are giving up possession 12.8 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.3 fouls per contest. As a team, Washington is pulling down 34.8 rebounds per game and has accumulated 332 assists this year, which has them ranked 1st in the league in terms of passing. The Mystics are shooting 33.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (121 of 365) and 78.3% from the charity stripe. They average 80.3 points per game (7th in the league) while hitting 44.0% from the field. When they are on defense, the Mystics are able to force 15.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. The Mystics defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.1% (240 of 283) and they relinquish 33.4 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 10th in basketball in giving up assists with 300 relinquished this year. They give up 33.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 2nd in the WNBA in opponents points per game (75.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the New York Liberty took a defeat with a final score of 88-86 against the Chicago Sky. The Liberty corralled 24 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 4 steals in this matchup. The Sky were called for 18 fouls for this contest which took the Liberty to the charity stripe for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throws for a clip of 91.7%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, New York converted 11 out of 23 attempts (47.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Liberty ended up going 32 out of 66 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.5%. The Liberty allowed the Sky to convert 35 of 76 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.1% for this game. They finished 33.3% from distance by shooting 6 out of 18 and ended up shooting 12 out of 14 at the free throw line (85.7%). In relation to attacking the glass, New York allowed Chicago to get 41 in all (12 offensive).
Sabrina Ionescu was important for the Liberty for the game. She buried 9 of 16 for the game giving her a field goal percentage of 56.3%, and tallied 13 rebounds. Ionescu earned 27 points in her 38 mins on the hardwood and added 12 dimes in this matchup.
New York has a mark of 5-9 for the year. When it comes to offense, the Liberty are shooting 42.3% from the field, which is ranked 8th in basketball. New York has totaled 1,072 points so far this season (76.6 per contest) and they grab 33.5 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 19.1 times per game (7th in the WNBA) and they cough up possession 15.5 times per game. The Liberty are committing 18.2 fouls per game and they connect on 82.2% from the free throw line. The Liberty on the defensive end are ranked 8th in the league in points allowed per game with 82.1. They have allowed 17.9 dimes and 37.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 2nd and 12th in the WNBA. The New York defense allows 35.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (96 of 272) and opponents are connecting on 82.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 12.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.4% from the floor (3rd in the WNBA).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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