Washington Mystics at New York Liberty
|Date & Time||Friday June 7, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
Westchester County Center
White Plains, New York
The Line: New York Liberty +8.5 -- Over/Under: 166.5
LEAGUE PASS, FOX SPORTS GO, MONUMENTAL
The Washington Mystics and New York Liberty meet Friday in WNBA action at the Westchester County Center.
The Washington Mystics look for a third straight win to build on their solid 2-1 record. The Washington Mystics are averaging 89.3 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 81.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 15 points and seven rebounds while Ariel Atkins is averaging 14 points and two assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is dishing 2.3 assists. The Washington Mystics are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 27.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won five of their last eight road games.
The New York Liberty are still looking for their first win of the season after an 0-3 start. The New York Liberty are averaging 76.7 points on 38 percent shooting and allowing 83.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 22.7 points and 11 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 11.3 points and two assists. Reshanda Gray is the third double-digit scorer and Asia Durr is dishing 1.3 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost their last seven home games.
The Mystics are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Friday games. The Liberty are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Mystics are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New York and the under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Liberty last 5 home games. The under is 4-1 in Mystics last 5 road games.
It's still early in the season, but the New York Liberty are showing the same scoring issues they had last year, as they're 10th in field goal percentage and seventh in three-point percentage. The Washington Mystics are arguably the most dangerous offensive team in the league and they've rolled in the two games Elena Delle Donne has played. If those two things hold up, this is going to be another comfortable win for the Mystics. The Liberty just don't have the offensive horses to hang in this game. Outside of Charles, it's hard to consistently count on other players.