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Washington Mystics vs. Las Vegas Aces - 9/17/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics
Date & Time Tuesday September 17, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Entertainment and Sports Arena
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: Washington Mystics -7.5 -- Over/Under: 171
TV Channel
ESPN2, TSN4/5
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The Las Vegas Aces and Washington Mystics meet Tuesday in game one of the WNBA semifinals at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.

The Las Vegas Aces are coming off a win over the Chicago Sky and have split their last eight games. The Las Vegas Aces are averaging 82.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 79.2 points on 40 percent shooting. A'ja Wilson is averaging 16.5 points and 6.4 rebounds while Liz Cambage is averaging 15.9 points and 8.2 rebounds. Kayla McBride is the third double-digit scorer and Dearica Hamby is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Las Vegas Aces are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Las Vegas Aces are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game. The Las Vegas Aces have lost six of their last nine road games.

The Washington Mystics haven’t played in over a week and are riding a six-game winning streak. The Washington Mystics are averaging 89.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 43 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds while Emma Meesseman is averaging 13.1 points and 3.2 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Aerial Powers is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 87.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics haven’t lost a home game since July 13.

The Aces are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mystics are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Aces are 12-2 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Washington and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings. The over is 15-7 in Mystics last 22 overall. The over is 10-2-1 in Aces last 13 overall.

The Las Vegas Aces limped into the playoffs and are honestly lucky to even be in the semifinals after a last-second shot from half court bailed them out. The Washington Mystics have been on a ridiculous tear, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 15.6 points and shooting 48.1 percent from the field. At home this season, the Mystics have covered six of their last eight and are winning overall by an average of 17.6 points while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. I want no parts of stepping in front of the Mystics, and it's actually to the point where you just blindly back them with confidence. 

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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