Washington Mystics vs. New York Liberty - 9/11/15 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Liberty (23-9) vs. Washington Mystics (17-15)
WNBA Basketball: Friday September 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Liberty -5 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
TV: Live Access, MSG
The Washington Mystics and New York Liberty meet Friday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Washington Mystics need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 74.7 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Ivory Latta is averaging 12.6 points and two rebounds while Stefanie Dolson is averaging 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is dishing 2.2 assists. The Washington Mystics have scored 70 or less points in four of their last seven games and have lost five straight when that’s the case. The Mystics are still fighting for the third seed in the East. The Mystics are 6-10 SU on the road and have lost five straight.
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The New York Liberty look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The New York Liberty are averaging 74.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 38 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.9 points and 8.9 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 15.3 points and 3.7 assists. Sugar Rodgers is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Tanisha Wright is dishing 3.5 assists. The New York Liberty have allowed less than 70 points in five of their last nine games and have won 13 straight when that’s the case. The Liberty should rest players here with the top seed in the East wrapped up. The Liberty are 12-4 SU on their home court and have won five of their last seven.
The Mystics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The Liberty are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 vs. Eastern Conference. The Mystics are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Liberty have been a covering machine all season and have been lights out at home. Add to the fact the Mystics are in a major funk right now, I like the home team and the reasonable chalk.