Mystics vs. Liberty
WNBA Basketball: Thursday June 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Mystics -4.5 -- Over/Under: 168 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Liberty and Washington Mystics meet Thursday in WNBA action at the Verizon Center on ESPN3.
The New York Liberty look for a big victory after winning five of their last seven games. The New York Liberty are averaging 82.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 82.4 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 20.5 points and 9.2 rebounds while Shavonte Zellous is averaging 13.3 points and 2.8 assists. Sugar Rodgers is the third double-digit scorer and Kiah Stokes is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have split their last four road games.
The Washington Mystics look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 85.2 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 79.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.3 points and 6.8 rebounds while Tayler Hill is averaging 16.4 points and 2.8 assists. Kristi Toliver is dishing 2.7 assists and Ivory Latta is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 87.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won six of their last eight home games.
The Liberty are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mystics are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The Liberty are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Washington and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Liberty are getting outscored by 3.8 points on the road this season, and they're allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep on the road as well. The Washington Mystics are coming off one of their most impressive wins of the season and are outscoring teams by 12 points in their last five games. The Liberty have had their struggles outside of New York, and this feels like another game that will give them issues. I like the Mystics and the reasonable number.