Washington Mystics vs Atlanta Dream Prediction, 7/30/2023 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Mystics vs Atlanta Dream
Date: Sunday, July 30, 2023
Location: Gateway Center in College Park, GA
TV: WNBA League Pass
The Washington Mystics (12-11) are headed to Gateway Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Atlanta Dream (13-11).
The Washington Mystics took the court against the Minnesota Lynx and took a loss by a score of 97-92 in their last contest. Washington walked away from the contest having earned a 51.3% field goal percentage (40 of 78) and converted 8 of 21 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Mystics made 4 of 4 attempts for a percentage of 100.0%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 29 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 18 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When talking about the defense, Washington allowed 50.7% from the field on 37 of 73 shooting. Minnesota recorded 9 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. Moreover, Minnesota pulled down 33 rebounds (9 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Minnesota shot 82.6% from the free throw line by converting 19 of 23 shots. They also buried 4 of their 13 attempts from distance.
Natasha Cloud is a player who was a major contributor for this game. She walked away with 24 points on 10 of 21 shooting. She played 36 mins played but did not grab any rebounds. Cloud walked away from this one shooting 47.6% from the field and also recorded 6 dimes.
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Washington enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 12-11 on the year. The Mystics are shooting 33.1% on shots from 3-point land (170 of 513) and 83.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 81.9 points per contest (6th in the league) while connecting on 43.5% from the field. They turn it over 12.6 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Washington is snagging 33.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 429 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 11th in the WNBA in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Mystics have forced 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.2 fouls. The Mystics defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.7% (650 of 1,523) and they surrender 35.8 rebounds per contest as a team. They rank 2nd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 447 conceded this year. They are surrendering 33.3% from 3-point land and they are ranked 3rd in basketball in points per game allowed (79.9).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Atlanta Dream took a loss by a final score of 95-84 when they played the New York Liberty. The Dream pulled down 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the game. They coughed it up 7 times, while earning 1 steal for the game. The Liberty were called for 21 personal fouls for the contest which took the Dream to the charity stripe for 23 tries. They were able to convert 14 of those for a percentage of 60.9%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Atlanta made 8 out of their 26 attempts (30.8%). When the final whistle was blown, the Dream ended up going 31 out of 73 from the field which had them shooting 42.5%. The Dream permitted the Liberty to convert 32 out of 66 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.5% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 35.5% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 11 out of 31 and finished the contest at 20 out of 22 from the free throw line (90.9%). When it comes to attacking the glass, Atlanta allowed New York to collect 39 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Allisha Gray pitched in for the Dream in the matchup. She converted 10 of 16 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and totaled 8 rebounds. Gray tallied 25 points in her 39 mins on the court and tallied 6 dimes for the matchup.
Atlanta has a record of 13-11 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Dream are connecting on 43.4% from the field, which has them ranked 7th in the league. Atlanta has totaled 2,039 points this year (85.0 per contest) and they snag 37.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 18.7 times per game (9th in the WNBA) and they turn it over 14.3 times per game. The Dream commit 19.7 fouls per game and they go 77.8% from the charity stripe. The Dream are ranked 9th in basketball in points given up per game with 85.1. They have given up 19.4 assists and 35.9 boards per game, which is 4th and 11th in basketball. The Atlanta defense surrenders 32.7% on three-point shots (180 of 550) and their opponents are making 78.9% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (5th in the league).
Who will win tonight's WNBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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