Atlanta Dream (9-9) vs. Washington Mystics (12-7)
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 11, 2018, 11:30 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Washington Mystics -7.5 -- Over/Under: 162.5
LEAGUE PASS, MONUMENTAL
The Atlanta Dream and Washington Mystics meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Atlanta Dream look for a spark of consistency to get a game above a .500 record. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 75.7 points on 39.4 percent shooting and allowing 79.3 points on 42 percent shooting. Tiffany Hayes is averaging 17.5 points and 3.3 rebounds while Angel McCoughtry is averaging 16.9 points and 2.6 assists. Renee Montgomery is dishing 3.2 assists and Jessica Breland is grabbing eight rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 28.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Dream have lost five of their last six road games.
The Washington Mystics look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 84.5 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 81.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 20.5 points and 6.7 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 14.5 points and 4.1 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Monique Currie is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won four of their last five home games.
The Dream are 6-16 ATS in their last 22 vs. Eastern Conference, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win. The Mystics are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Dream are 0-5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
The Washington Mystics are easily the better team here and have been on an offensive tear during this winning stretch, but the Atlanta Dream are a sound defensive club that plays in tons of close games. The Dream rarely get blown out and are 5-1 ATS this season when an underdog of at least five points. You also usually see sluggish play in early games, and it doesn't get much earlier than this. Give me the points.