New York Liberty vs. Washington Mystics - 9/20/15 East Semifinals Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Mystics (1-0) vs. New York Liberty (0-1)
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Mystics -1.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Liberty and Washington Mystics square off Sunday in game two at the Verizon Center.
The New York Liberty need a win here if they’re going to force a game three on Tuesday. The New York Liberty are averaging 74.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Epiphanny Prince is averaging 26 points and five rebounds while Tina Charles is averaging 22 points and five assists. Tanisha Wright is dishing three assists and Swin Cash is the fourth double-digit scorer. The New York Liberty have now lost three straight and allowed 80-plus points in four of their last six games. The Liberty have lost eight straight games when allowing 80 or more points. The Liberty are 11-6 SU on the road and have won five of their last seven.
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The Washington Mystics look to complete the sweep and advance to the next round with a win. The Washington Mystics are averaging 73.9 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 71.6 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Ivory Latta is averaging 15 points and three assists while Tayler Hill is averaging 13 points and two rebounds. Stefanie Dolson is grabbing nine rebounds and Emma Meesseman is the fourth double-digit scorer. The Washington Mystics have topped 80 points in three of their last six games and have won nine of their last 11 when that’s the case. The Mystics stole game one despite shooting just 38.5 percent from the field. The Mystics are 11-6 SU on their home court and have split their last six.
The Liberty are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mystics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
While Washington is at home, it's hard not to take the Liberty as an underdog. New York was the top seed in the East for a reason this season and it's hard seeing this series end so quickly. Give me the Liberty for an outright victory.