Washington Mystics (15-11) vs. Dallas Wings (14-13)
|Date & Time||Sunday August 5, 2018, 4:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Dallas Wings -2.5 -- Over/Under: 175
NBA TV, FSSW-DAL+, MONUMENTAL
The Washington Mystics and Dallas Wings meet Sunday in WNBA action at the College Park Center.
The Washington Mystics look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 84.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 82.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 20.9 points and 7.5 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13.4 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 86 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have lost four of their last six road games.
The Dallas Wings need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Dallas Wings are averaging 87.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 83.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Elizabeth Cambage is averaging 23.1 points and 9.5 rebounds while Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 18 points and 6.2 assists. Allisha Gray is dishing 2.5 assists and Azura Stevens is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have won four of their last six home games.
The Mystics are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Wings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mystics are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Dallas and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Skylar Diggins-Smith is expected to play today and the Wings need a victory to stop the bleeding. Before this losing streak, the Wings were one of the more improved teams in the league and lighting teams on fire offensively. The Washington Mystics have been crazy inconsistent and have played their worse ball on the road. I'll lay the bucket with the Wings considering one of their top players is good to go.