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Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream - 6/1/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Dream at Washington Mystics
Date & Time Saturday June 1, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Entertainment and Sports Arena
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: Washington Mystics -7.5 -- Over/Under: 157.5
TV Channel
LEAGUE PASS, NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON, WSB NOW
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The Atlanta Dream and Washington Mystics meet Saturday in WNBA action at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.

The Atlanta Dream look to get a game above a .500 record when they take to the road for the first time this season. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 71 points on 37.5 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Jessica Breland is averaging 12.5 points and seven rebounds while Brittney Sykes is averaging 11 points and three assists. Renee Montgomery is dishing 2.5 assists and Nia Coffey is grabbing six rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 27 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have won seven of their last eight road games.

The Washington Mystics look for their first win of the season after getting waxed by the Connecticut Sun in their season opener. The Washington Mystics are averaging 69 points on 37.5 percent shooting and allowing 84 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Emma Meesseman is averaging 14 points and six rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 11 points and three assists. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough is the third double-digit scorer and Ariel Atkins is grabbing two rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 14.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won each of their last four home games.

The Dream are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Mystics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Dream are 4-9-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the under is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Washington. The under is 4-1 in Mystics last 5 Saturday games.

The Washington Mystics have had a lot of time to figure out what went wrong in their season opener and they're a better team than what they showed. The Atlanta Dream have been awful to start the season, as this team has shown no offensive spark to speak of and is now on the end of a back-to-back, which can b a tough scheduling spot this early in the season. I don't love big numbers while we're still figuring teams out, but backing the Dream in their current form isn't an option for me. I'll side with the Mystics in a comfortable victory. 

Pick:
Washington Mystics -7.5

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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