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Washington Mystics vs. Dallas Wings - 8/12/18 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Wings (14-16) vs. Washington Mystics (19-11)
Date & Time Sunday August 12, 2018, 3:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Washington Mystics -9 -- Over/Under: 170.5
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WNBA | Dallas Wings (14-16) vs. Washington Mystics (19-11)
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The Dallas Wings and Washington Mystics meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Capital One Arena.

The Dallas Wings are getting desperate for a victory in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Dallas Wings are averaging 87.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 84.2 points on 44 percent shooting. Elizabeth Cambage is averaging 23 points and 9.6 rebounds while Skylar Diggins-Smith is averaging 18 points and six assists. Allisha Gray is dishing 2.5 assists and Azura Stevens is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Dallas Wings are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Wings are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Dallas Wings have lost four straight road games.

The Washington Mystics look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 85.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 82.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 21 points and 7.2 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13.6 points and 4.4 assists. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and LaToya Sanders is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 85.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won six of their last eight home games.

The Wings are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mystics are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Wings are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Washington and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

The Dallas Wings have been getting beat up as of late, and that's not going to change until Liz Cambage is cleared to play after suffering a concussion. The Wings don't have the offensive depth to hang around and the defensive issues are still there. The Washington Mystics have been up and down this season, but they're coming off back-to-back games in which they scored 100 points. Against this Dallas defense, you could see another offensive explosion. I never enjoy laying big chalk, but this game could get ugly. 

Washington Mystics -9

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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