Washington Mystics vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/27/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Mystics vs. Los Angeles Sparks - 8/27/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Sparks at Washington Mystics

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Entertainment and Sports Arena)

The Line: Washington Mystics -6.5 -- Over/Under: 164.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Sparks and Washington Mystics meet Tuesday in WNBA action at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.

The Los Angeles Sparks look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Sparks are averaging 79.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Nneka Ogwumike is averaging 16.7 points and 9.3 rebounds while Chelsea Gray is averaging 14.3 points and 5.6 assists. Riquna Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Chiney Ogwumike is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Sparks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 84.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Sparks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Sparks have lost six of their last nine road games.

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The Washington Mystics look for another win after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 88.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 18.8 points and 8.1 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13 points and six assists. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Ariel Atkins is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 87 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won their last seven home games.

The Sparks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Mystics are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Sparks are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The over is 8-2 in Mystics last 10 overall. The over is 6-2 in Sparks last 8 overall.

These are two of the hotter teams in the league right now so points could sweeten the deal here. However, the Washington Mystics are a different type of hot, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 19.4 points, and they're winning at home by an average of 17.4 points. It's just been beatdown after beatdown for the Mystics, and the covers are coming easy lately. I have to ride the hot hand, even if the Sparks look good in their own right. 

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Randy’s Pick Washington Mystics -6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.