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Seattle Storm vs. Washington Mystics - 8/2/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Mystics at Seattle Storm
Date & Time Friday August 2, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Angel of the Winds Arena
Everett, Washington
The Line
The Line: Seattle Storm +5 -- Over/Under: 159
TV Channel
NBA TV, JOETV, MONUMENTAL, NBA TV CANADA
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The Washington Mystics and Seattle Storm meet Friday in WNBA action at the Angel of the Winds Arena.

The Washington Mystics look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Washington Mystics are averaging 86.2 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 17.5 points and 7.9 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13.4 points and 5.6 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won six of their last seven road games.

The Seattle Storm look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 74.9 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 73.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Natasha Howard is averaging 18.1 points and 8.3 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 14.4 points and 2.2 assists. Jordin Canada is the third double-digit scorer and Alysha Clark is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Seattle Storm are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have won their last three home games.

The Mystics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 7-20 ATS in their last 27 Friday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Storm are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Seattle. The under is 10-4 in Storm last 14 overall. The over is 5-2 in Mystics last 7 overall.

The Seattle Storm have won six of the last seven meetings against the Mystics, and they play their best ball at home where they win by an average of four points despite allowing a better field goal percentage than they shoot. The Washington Mystics are the better team, but they can also be very shaky defensively and have had trouble covering numbers as of late. The Storm have been one of the better home teams in the league all season and are more than capable of winning this game outright like they did against the Mystics back in June when they were 9.5-point underdogs.

Pick:
Seattle Storm +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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