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Atlanta Dream vs. Washington Mystics - 7/31/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Mystics (14-11) vs. Atlanta Dream (16-9)
Date & Time Tuesday July 31, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Atlanta Dream -2.5 -- Over/Under: 164
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WNBA | Washington Mystics (14-11) vs. Atlanta Dream (16-9)
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The Washington Mystics and Atlanta Dream meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the McCamish Pavilion.

The Washington Mystics could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 84.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 82.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 20.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13.7 points and 4.5 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and LaToya Sanders is grabbing six rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 85.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have lost four of their last five road games.

The Atlanta Dream look to keep the ball rolling while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 79.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 78.6 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.2 points and 3.5 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 16.5 points and 3.1 assists. Renee Montgomery is dishing 3.4 assists and Brittney Sykes is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won five straight home games.

The Mystics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Tuesday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Dream are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Mystics are 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Atlanta, 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.

The Atlanta Dream are one of the hottest teams in the league right now and outscoring teams by 8.6 points in their last five games. The Washington Mystics have been hit or miss all season long and have had far more misses as of late. With the way the Dream are playing right now, only having to lay a bucket at home feels like a steal. 

Atlanta Dream -2.5

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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