Washington Mystics (24-12) vs. Atlanta Dream (23-12)
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 28, 2018, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Atlanta Dream +1.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5
The Washington Mystics and Atlanta Dream meet Tuesday in game two of the WNBA semifinals at the McCamish Pavilion.
The Washington Mystics have a chance to steal another road game and go up 2-0 before going home for game three. The Washington Mystics are averaging 82.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 78.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 21 points and 7.3 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13.8 points and 4.4 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and LaToya Sanders is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 86.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won five of their last six road games.
The Atlanta Dream need to tie up this series at 1-1 to have any real chance of winning this series. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 81.8 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 79.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.4 points and 2.6 assists while Renee Montgomery is averaging 10.2 points and 3.5 assists. Elizabeth Williams is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Jessica Breland is dishing 2.1 assists. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won four of their last five home games.
The Mystics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Dream are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Tuesday games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Mystics are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta, 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.
The Washington Mystics domianted game one despite the score being close due to a last quarter run from the Dream. The Mystics got whatever they wanted offensively and continue to be one of the more impressive teams over the last month. The Dream lack the firepower to keep up without one of their top players in Angel McCoughtry. The Mystics should be able to win this game as well.