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Atlanta Dream vs. Washington Mystics - 7/15/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Mystics (13-8) vs. Atlanta Dream (11-9)
Date & Time Sunday July 15, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Dream PK -- Over/Under: 166
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, FOX SPORTS SOUTHEAST - ATLANTA, MONUMENTAL
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WNBA | Washington Mystics (13-8) vs. Atlanta Dream (11-9)
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The Washington Mystics and Atlanta Dream meet Sunday in WNBA action at the McCamish Pavilion.

The Washington Mystics look for a strong road victory here after splitting their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 84.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 82.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 20.5 points and 6.6 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 14.1 points and 4.1 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and LaToya Sanders is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won four of their last six road games.

The Atlanta Dream look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 78.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 79.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.6 points and 3.4 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 16.9 points and three assists. Renee Montgomery is the third double-digit scorer and Jessica Breland is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won four of their last five home games.

The Mystics are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Dream are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mystics are 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Atlanta, 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings in Atlanta.

The Atlanta Dream went from being a defensive team that wins ugly to averaging 90.6 points and outscoring teams by 8.4 points in their last five games. If that offensive production continues, the Dream are going to finish strong down the stretch. The Washington Mystics have been hit or miss, but they have won five of the last seven meetings against the Dream and have been consistent offensively all year, averaging 88.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting on the road. The Mystics are the better team, so in a pick em game, I'm going with the Mystics. 

Pick:
Washington Mystics PK

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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