Atlanta Dream vs. Washington Mystics - 8/26/20 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM (IMG Academy)
The Line: Atlanta Dream +4.5 -- Over/Under: 164.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Mystics and Atlanta Dream meet Wednesday in WNBA action at the IMG Academy.
The Washington Mystics need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 81.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 83.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Aerial Powers is averaging 16.3 points and 2.5 assists while Myisha Hines-Allen is averaging 16.2 points and 8.4 rebounds. Ariel Atkins is the third double-digit scorer and Emma Meesseman is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Dream need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Dream are averaging 80.2 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 90.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Chennedy Carter is averaging 17 points and 3.9 assists while Betnijah Laney is averaging 16.8 points and four rebounds. Courtney Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Elizabeth Williams is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Atlanta Dream are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Dream are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.
The Mystics are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest, 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Dream are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games, 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Dream last 7 overall. The Mystics are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Neither of these teams are playing well in their current form and laying chalk with a team that's lost nine of their last 10 doesn't feel right. However, the Mystics are the better team here by a decent margin and already beat the Dream this month by seven points. I'll eat the reasonable number, but I'm not thrilled about it.