Atlanta Dream vs. Washington Mystics - 6/18/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mystics vs. Dream
WNBA Basketball: Saturday June 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
the Line Mystics -2.5 -- Over/Under: 166.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, Monumental
The Atlanta Dream and Washington Mystics clash early Saturday night at the Verizon Center on NBATV.
The Atlanta Dream look to build on their impressive 8-3 start to the season. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 85 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 84.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 20.3 points and 2.4 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 15 points and 4.3 rebounds. Layshia Clarendon is the third double-digit scorer and Elizabeth Williams is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 28.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won three straight road games.
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The Washington Mystics look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81.1 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 87.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Tayler Hill is averaging 15.5 points and 2.7 assists while Emma Meesseman is averaging 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds. Ivory Latta is the third double-digit scorer and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mystics are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have lost six straight home games.
The Dream are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest. The Mystics are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Dream are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Mystics have to win a home game eventually, and they're now running into a Dream squad that's playing on the end of a back to back, which included an overtime game against the Sky. If Washington can't win this game, something is wrong.