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Atlanta Dream vs. Washington Mystics - 6/12/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Mystics (2-0) vs. Atlanta Dream (1-2)

WNBA Basketball: Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)

The Line: Washington Mystics -4.5 -- Over/Under: 149 See the Latest Odds

TV: Live Access, Monumental

The Atlanta Dream and Washington Mystics play Friday night at the Verizon Center.

The Atlanta Dream look for back-to-back wins after beating the San Antonio Stars on Thursday. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 71.7 points on 36.5 percent shooting and are allowing 75.3 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 13 points and two rebounds. Sancho Lyttle is grabbing nine rebounds and Shoni Schimmel is dishing 3.3 assists. The Dream are coming off their first win of the season in which they shot 36.8 percent from the field and came away with 10 steals. The Dream can only hope to take that same performance and pickup their first road win of the season in just their second try.

Atlanta Dream vs. Washington Mystics - 6/12/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Mystics look to remain undefeated and play their first game in six days. The Washington Mystics are averaging 70 points on 36.7 percent shooting and are allowing 65 points on 35.1 percent shooting. Ivory Latta is averaging 12.5 points and three assists while Stefanie Dolson is averaging 12 points and 8.5 rebounds. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Kara Lawson is dishing 2.5 assists. The Mystics have relied on their defense out of the gate, which includes allowing just 21.4 percent from deep. The Mystics are also grabbing 37 rebounds per game, which is about two above league average. Kia Vaughn is questionable with a knee injury.

The Dream are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Mystics are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Dream are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. 

You have to like the Mystics in this matchup simply because they've had a week off and are catching the Dream on the end of a back-to-back. I like Washington to win and cover the small number. 

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Washington Mystics -4.5

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