Chicago Sky (7-13) vs. Washington Mystics (12-8)
|Date & Time||Friday July 13, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Washington Mystics -9 -- Over/Under: 173
LEAGUE PASS, NBCSWA, THE U TOO
The Chicago Sky and Washington Mystics meet Friday in WNBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Chicago Sky could use a feel good victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 80.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 88.2 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Allie Quigley is averaging 16.4 points and 2.9 assists while Diamond DeShields is averaging 13.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Cheyenne Parker is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have lost five of their last six road games.
The Washington Mystics look for a bounce back victory after splitting their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 84.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 82.7 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 20.2 points and 6.8 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 14.2 points and 4.1 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and LaToya Sanders is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 85 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won four of their last six home games.
The Sky are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest. The Mystics are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Sky are 0-7 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Washington Mystics have been a bit of a hit or miss recently, but one thing they have done is beat the hell out of the Chicago Sky. The Mystics beat the Sky by 16 points a couple of weeks ago and have won the last six meetings by a combined 139 points, which makes for an average margin of victory of 23.1 points. It's almost like Delle Donne is still upset with the way things went down with her former team and makes sure her girls are ready to crush Chicago. I never like laying large numbers, but it's tough to argue with history here.