Washington Mystics vs. New York Liberty - 9/10/17 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Liberty vs. Mystics
WNBA Basketball: Sunday September 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Liberty -5 -- Over/Under: 153 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Mystics and New York Liberty meet Sunday in WNBA playoffs action at the Madison Square Garden on ESPN2.
The Washington Mystics are coming off a playoff victory over the Dallas Wings on Wednesday. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81.9 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 80.9 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.7 points and 6.8 rebounds while Emma Meesseman is averaging 14.1 points and 2.8 assists. Kristi Toliver is the third double-digit scorer and Ivory Latta is dishing 1.7 assists. The Washington Mystics are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have split their last six road games.
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The New York Liberty ended their regular season on a 10-game winning streak. The New York Liberty are averaging 79.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Tina Charles is averaging 19.7 points and 9.4 rebounds while Epiphanny Prince is averaging 12 points and 2.9 assists. Shavonte Zellous is the third double-digit scorer and Sugar Rodgers is dishing 2.3 assists. The New York Liberty are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The New York Liberty have won eight straight home games.
The Mystics are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 Sunday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Liberty are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Mystics are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in New York and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Liberty smoked the Mystics in the last two meetings, which included a 30-point victory back in July. The Liberty have been playing out of their mind the last several weeks and it's been started by a terrific defensive effort, and they're allowing just 40.1 percent shooting from the field at home this season. The Mystics have been very inconsistent overall and are shooting just 41 percent from the field on the road. Those struggles along with New York's ability to lockup defensively isn't a good mix for the road team. Look for another home favorite to cover in the WNBA playoffs.