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Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics - 8/23/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Mystics at Chicago Sky
Date & Time Friday August 23, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Wintrust Arena
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Chicago Sky +5.5 -- Over/Under: 173.5
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, THE U TOO, MONUMENTAL
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The Washington Mystics and Chicago Sky meet Friday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena.

The Washington Mystics look for a win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Washington Mystics are averaging 88.6 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19 points and 8.2 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13 points and six assists. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Ariel Atkins is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 86.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won five of their last six road games.

The Chicago Sky look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 82.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 81.7 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Diamond DeShields is averaging 15.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while Allie Quigley is averaging 14 points and 2.6 assists. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have won six of their last eight home games.

The Mystics are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sky are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Mystics are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The over is 15-5-1 in Sky last 21 overall. The over is 7-1 in Mystics last 8 overall.

Ever since Elena Delle Donne came over from Chicago, the Mystics have beat the Sky into the ground, which includes nine straight victories and seven of those wins coming by double digits. Throw in the fact the Mystics win on the road by an average of 6.7 points and are winning their last five games by an average of 22.2 points, and the Mystics have to be the play here.

Pick:
Washington Mystics -5.5

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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