Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream - 8/19/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream - 8/19/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Dream vs. Washington Mystics

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM (IMG Academy)

The Line: Washington Mystics -7 -- Over/Under: 160.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Dream and Washington Mystics meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.

The Atlanta Dream need a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 79 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 91.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Chennedy Carter is averaging 17 points and 3.9 assists while Betnijah Laney is averaging 15.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. Elizabeth Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Courtney Williams is grabbing seven rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 40.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.

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The Washington Mystics need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Washington Mystics are averaging 78.2 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 80.9 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Aerial Powers is averaging 16.3 points and 2.5 assists while Ariel Atkins is averaging 14.4 points and 2.5 rebounds. Myisha Hines-Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.

The Dream are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mystics are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 7-1 in Mystics last 8 overall. The Dream are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Washington and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Both of these teams are in complete struggle mode, but it's safe to say the Mystics are more likely to break out of their funk a lot quicker than the Dream. While it may not look like it right now, the Mystics are the better team here by a decent margin and should have a field day on the offensive end. I'll lay the chalk with Washington. 

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Randy’s Pick Washington Mystics -7

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