New York Liberty vs. Washington Mystics - 7/9/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Mystics (6-4) vs. New York Liberty (6-4)
WNBA Basketball: Thursday July 9, 2015 at 11:30 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Mystics -4.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, Monumental
The New York Liberty and Washington Mystics meet Thursday afternoon at the Verizon Center.
The New York Liberty look for a win after splitting their last six games. The New York Liberty are averaging 72.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting and are allowing 71.6 points on 36.4 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 15.1 points and nine rebounds while Sugar Rodgers is averaging 10.2 points and 2.1 assists. Tanisha Wright is dishing 3.5 assists and Brittany Boyd is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The New York Liberty are getting it done defensively, allowing 71 or less points in three of their last four games. However, the Liberty have just two double-digit scorers and are shooting just 31.1 percent from deep. The Liberty are 2-2 SU on the road this season.
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The Washington Mystics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 73.3 points on 42 percent shooting and are allowing 71 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Emma Meesseman is averaging 14.9 points and seven rebounds while Ivory Latta is averaging 13 points and 2.5 assists. Stefanie Dolson is the third double-digit scorer and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is grabbing four rebounds. The Washington Mystics have allowed 73 or less points in three straight games and are allowing just 28.9 percent shooting from beyond the arc. The Mystics are 3-2 SU on their home court this season. Kia Vaughn is questionable with a concussion.
The Liberty are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Mystics are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The under has been consistent between these two teams and they're both two of the top defensive teams in the league this season. The low line, however, is playing into those hands. That's why I'm going the over in this spot.