Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream - 9/15/16 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dream vs. Mystics
WNBA Basketball: Thursday September 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Dream -2 -- Over/Under: 162 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FOX Sports Southeast
The Washington Mystics and Atlanta Dream meet early Thursday night at the Philips Arena on NBATV.
The Washington Mystics look for some consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 80.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 81.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Tayler Hill is averaging 15.4 points and 2.8 assists while Emma Meesseman is averaging 15 points and 5.5 rebounds. Ivory Latta is dishing 1.9 assists and Stefanie Dolson is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mystics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Atlanta Dream could also use a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 81.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 83.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Angel McCoughtry is averaging 19.2 points and 2.6 assists while Tiffany Hayes is averaging 14.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Layshia Clarendon is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dream are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won six of their last eight home games.
The Mystics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games. The Dream are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Mystics are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta and 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Dream are still playing for playoff positioning and have been far more consistent down the stretch than the Mystics. Not to mention Atlanta has beaten Washington in four of the last six meetings. I have to side with the home team and small line here.