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Washington Mystics vs. New York Liberty - 7/16/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Liberty vs. Mystics
Date & Time Sunday July 16, 2017, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: Liberty +2.5 -- Over/Under: 158
TV Channel
NBATV, MSG, Monumental
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The Washington Mystics and New York Liberty meet Sunday in WNBA action at Madison Square Garden on NBATV.

The Washington Mystics look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 82.8 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 78.4 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.8 points and 6.6 rebounds while Tayler Hill is averaging 13.8 points and 2.8 assists. Kristi Toliver is dishing 2.5 assists and Ivory Latta is grabbing 1.2 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 87.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.8 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have split their last eight road games.

The New York Liberty could use a victory here to get back to a .500 record. The New York Liberty are averaging 78.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 80.4 points on 41 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 20.8 points and 9.1 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 13.7 points and four assists. Sugar Rodgers is the third double-digit scorer and Shavonte Zellous is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.6 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have split their last eight home games.

The Mystics are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 Sunday games. The Liberty are 10-25 ATS in their last 35 home games, 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mystics are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New York and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Mystics have beaten up the Liberty in the last two games and are the better team overall. However, Washington hasn't been that great on the road this season and can still be hit or miss on the offensive end. I'm kind of still waiting for the Liberty to break out of their funk and a home game against a beatable squad could be that spark. Give me the free bucket.

Pick:
New York Liberty +2.5

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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