Washington Mystics vs. New York Liberty - 9/22/15 East Semifinals Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Liberty (1-1) vs. Washington Mystics (1-1)
WNBA Basketball: Tuesday September 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Liberty -6 -- Over/Under: 141 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Mystics and New York Liberty meet Tuesday night for game three at Madison Square Garden.
The Washington Mystics look to advance despite losing six of their last nine games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 73.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Tayler Hill is averaging 16 points and two rebounds while Ivory Latta is averaging 15 points and three assists. Stefanie Dolson is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Washington Mystics have scored under 70 points in four of their last nine games and have lost six straight when that’s the case. The Mystics are coming off a game two loss in which they shot just 38.6 percent from the field. The Mystics are 8-10 SU on the road and have lost five of their last seven.
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The New York Liberty look to advance after splitting their last eight games. The New York Liberty are averaging 74.9 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 22 points and 6.5 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 18.5 points and 3.5 assists. Tanisha Wright is dishing 4.5 assists and Carolyn Swords is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The New York Liberty have scored 80 or more points in five of their last 10 games and have won 10 of their last 11 when that’s the case. The Liberty are coming off a game two win in which they shot 47.9 percent from the field. The Liberty are 12-6 SU on their home court and have lost three of their last four.
The Mystics are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Liberty are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Asking the Mystics to win two straight at MSG is a bit much. The Liberty had their wake up call and are ready to get this series over with. I don't see the Mystics winning or keeping this game close.