Washington Mystics (7-5) vs. Chicago Sky (3-8)
|Date & Time||Friday June 22, 2018, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Sky +6 -- Over/Under: 166
ESPN 3, THE U TOO, MONUMENTAL
The Washington Mystics and Chicago Sky meet Friday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.
The Washington Mystics could use a big road victory after losing four of their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 83.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 82.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 15 points and 4.1 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Tianna Hawkins is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won three of their last five road games.
The Chicago Sky also need a victory here in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Chicago Sky are averaging 76.2 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 86.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 14.8 points and 2.3 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Cheyenne Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Vandersloot is dishing 6.1 assists. The Chicago Sky are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost three of their last four home games.
The Mystics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Sky are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games, 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mystics are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
In the last two meetings between Washington and Chicago, the Mystics have won by a combined 62 points. The Mystics have also won five straight meetings against the Sky, and all of those games were decided by at least nine points. Safe to say that Delle Donne makes sure her team is ready when they play her former squad. Not to mention the Sky are being outscored by 16.6 points in their last five games. There's no reason to think too hard about this game.