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Washington Mystics vs. Chicago Sky 5/22/22 WNBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics
May 22, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago +1.5
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The Washington Mystics and Chicago Sky face off on Sunday in a WNBA showdown at the Entertainment & Sports Center. When these two teams faced off in September of 2021 it was the Mystics that secured the eight-point victory. 

The Mystics come into this game with a 5-1 record overall and they are coming off another strong win over the Atlanta Dream. The Mystics outscored the Dream 24-15 in the 4th quarter and that was enough to secure by five points. The only loss this season was three games ago against the Dallas Wings, and in that game, they gave up 94 points. Washington is averaging 83.2 points while their defense is giving up 74.5 points. The offense is ranked 3rd while the defense is ranked second. Elena Delle Done has been the top player for the Mystics averaging 18.5 points while shooting 49 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Chicago Sky who sit with a 2-2 record overall and they are coming off a loss against the Seattle Storm. The offense scored 71 points, but their defense gave up 74 points, and that led to the defeat. Two games ago against the Minnesota Lynx the offense scored 82 points and secured the victory. Chicago is averaging 81.8 points while their defense is giving up 75 points per game. The offense is ranked 5th while their defense is ranked 3rd. In this game, it’s going to be important that the defense is good. 

The Sky’s offense wasn’t elite in the last game against Seattle, and they aren’t going to score enough points in this game against Washington. The Mystics are averaging 83.2 points and they are going to run up the score here. The Sky isn’t going to have enough offense to keep up and Washington will cover the spread.

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Washington -1.5

Shane Mickle

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