Washington Mystics vs. New York Liberty - 8/7/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Mystics vs. New York Liberty - 8/7/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

New York Liberty vs. Washington Mystics

Friday, August 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Washington Mystics -16 -- Over/Under: 167 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Liberty and Washington Mystics meet Friday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.  

The New York Liberty need a victory here to rebound fro ma rough 0-5 start to the WNBA season. The New York Liberty are averaging 72.4 points on 35.9 percent shooting and allowing 90.4 points on 46 percent shooting. Sabrina Ionescu is averaging 18.3 points and four assists while Layshia Clarendon is averaging 13.2 points and 2.8 rebounds. Jazmine Jones is dishing two assists and Amanda Zahui B. is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The New York Liberty are shooting 24.5 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The New York Liberty are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game.

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The Washington Mystics look for another victory to build on their 3-2 WNBA record. The Washington Mystics are averaging 89.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Myisha Hines-Allen is averaging 17.6 points and 9.4 rebounds while Ariel Atkins is averaging 16.8 points and two assists. Aerial Powers is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game.

The Liberty are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games as an underdog and 16-34-2 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Mystics are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Friday games. The over is 5-1 in Liberty last 6 Friday games. The over is 7-2 in Mystics last 9 vs. Eastern Conference. The Liberty are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Washington and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The New York Liberty are an extremely young team that doesn't have their best player on the floor and it's led to some rough results and an offense that can't score. The Washington Mystics look like they're going to be a problem this season, even if they're not the same team from last season. While I could certainly see the Mystics blowing the doors off the Liberty, this is still a ton of points and a number we usually don't see in this league. I lean points, but this isn't a line I'd play personally. 

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Randy’s Pick New York Liberty +16

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