Mystics vs. Sky
WNBA Basketball: Friday May 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Mystics -8.5 -- Over/Under: 162 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Sky and Washington Mystics meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Verizon Center.
The Chicago Sky need a big road victory here to rebound from a rough 1-3 start to the season. The Chicago Sky are averaging 71.5 points on 36.5 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Cappie Pondexter is averaging 17 points and 8.3 assists while Tamera Young is averaging 14.5 points and 4.8 rebounds. Stefanie Dolson is the third double-digit scorer and Allie Quigley is grabbing seven rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 26.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 25.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have split their last eight road games.
The Washington Mystics could use a nice home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Washington Mystics are averaging 82.8 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 80.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 21.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while Tayler Hill is averaging 13 points and 2.8 assists. Kristi Toliver is dishing 3.8 assists and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 91.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Sky are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss. The Mystics are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Washington Mystics just beat the Chicago Sky by 15 points on the road a couple days ago, so it's hard to imagine anything being different at the Verizon Center. Washington has by far more offensive firepower and the motivation of Elena Delle Donne wanting to stick it to her former team. After all, the Mystics scored 82 points in the last game despite shooting under 40 percent from the field. Imagine if shots were falling at a higher clip. This team is scary. I'll take the Mystics by double digits.