Washington Mystics (13-10) vs. New York Liberty (7-16)
|Date & Time||Saturday July 21, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)|
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The Line: New York Liberty +3 -- Over/Under: 164.5
NBA TV, MSG, MONUMENTAL
The Washington Mystics and New York Liberty meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Westchester County Center.
The Washington Mystics could use a feel good victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 84.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 82.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 20 points and 7.2 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 5.9 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have split their last six road games.
The New York Liberty could also use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The New York Liberty are averaging 78.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 84.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 19.7 points and 6.9 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 8.7 points and 1.8 assists. Kia Nurse is dishing 1.6 assists and Bria Hartley is grabbing three rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost four of their last five home games.
The Mystics are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Liberty are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mystics are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New York and the under is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings.
The New York Liberty are simply unbackable, as they're not getting stops defensively and haven't been good SU or ATS this season. The Liberty are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games when an underdog of any kind. The Washington Mystics have been hit or miss this season, but they did beat New York by 19 points earlier this month and have won five of the last seven games against the Liberty overall. The Mystics are also 5-3 ATS in their last eight games when favored by at least three points. The Mystics should have their way offensively in this game and cruise to a nice road win.