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Washington Mystics vs. New York Liberty - 8/25/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Liberty at Washington Mystics
Date & Time Sunday August 25, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Entertainment and Sports Arena
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: Washington Mystics -16 -- Over/Under: 170
TV Channel
NBA TV, NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON, SN1
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The New York Liberty and Washington Mystics meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.

The New York Liberty could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Liberty are averaging 77.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 83.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 17.7 points and 7.9 rebounds while Kia Nurse is averaging 14.2 points and 2.1 assists. Asia Durr is dishing 1.7 assists and Bria Hartley is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have lost six of their last seven road games.

The Washington Mystics look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 88.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19 points and 8.2 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13 points and six assists. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Ariel Atkins is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 86.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won six straight home games.

The Liberty are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Mystics are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Liberty are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Washington and the under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 7-2 in Mystics last 9 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Liberty last 5 overall.

The Washington Mystics have been incredible at home where they win by an average of 16.5 points and have won six straight. As bad as the New York Liberty have been this season, they only lose on the road by an average of 6.8 points, and they've been better with their play recently overall. The Mystics are capable of a slaughter here, but this is a ton of points to leave on the table. I guess I'll take my chances.

Pick:
New York Liberty +16

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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