Seattle Storm vs. Washington Mystics - 9/1/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mystics vs. Storm
WNBA Basketball: Friday September 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Mystics +1 -- Over/Under: 160.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, CSN
The Seattle Storm and Washington Mystics meet Friday in WNBA action at the Capital One Arena on NBATV.
The Seattle Storm could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Seattle Storm are averaging 81.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 81.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Breanna Stewart is averaging 19.8 points and 8.6 rebounds while Jewell Loyd is averaging 17.4 points and 3.4 assists. Crystal Langhorne is the third double-digit scorer and Sue Bird is dishing 6.4 assists. The Seattle Storm are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Seattle Storm are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Seattle Storm have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Washington Mystics also need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 80.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.3 points and seven rebounds while Emma Meesseman is averaging 13.8 points and 2.7 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Ivory Latta is dishing 1.7 assists. The Washington Mystics are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have lost four straight home games.
The Storm are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-11 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference. The Mystics are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Storm are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington and 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
Washington smoked Seattle in the last meeting by 30 points, and the Storm aren't the same team on the road as they are at home, something I've said all season long. Granted, the Mystics haven't been the best team in the world lately and have struggled at home, but in a toss-up game between two clubs that need a victory, I'm siding with the home team and the free point.