Seattle Storm vs. Washington Mystics - 9/9/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mystics vs. Storm
WNBA Basketball: Friday September 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Mystics -3 -- Over/Under: 162.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: League Pass, Monumental
The Seattle Storm and Washington Mystics meet Friday night at the Verizon Center.
The Seattle Storm look to stay hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 81.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 18.4 points and 9.3 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 17.3 points and 3.4 assists. Sue Bird is the third double-digit scorer and Crystal Langhorne is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Storm are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost six of their last nine road games.
The Washington Mystics look to win three straight for the first time since mid-July. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 82.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Tayler Hill is averaging 15.9 points and 2.8 assists while Emma Meesseman is averaging 15.1 points and 5.7 rebounds. Ivory Latta is dishing 1.9 assists and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mystics are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have split their last six home games.
The Storm are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mystics are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Storm are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
Both clubs fighting for a playoff spot and have improved their play as of late. However, the Storm are the better team here and absoltuely beat the hell out of the Mystics in their last meeting. I'll take the better team and the free bucket.