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Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics 8/5/22 WNBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Washington Mystics vs. Chicago Sky
August 5, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago -6
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The Chicago Sky and Washington Mystics face off on Friday in a WNBA showdown at Wintrust Arena. When these two teams faced off on June 8th it was the Mystics that were able to secure the 84-82 victory. 

The Sky comes into this game with a 23-8 record overall, but they are coming off a disappointing loss in the last game. The offense scored 78 points against the Dallas Wings. But the defense gave up 84 points and that led to the defeat. The Sky are averaging 85.7 points, while their defense is giving up 80.1 points per game. The offense is ranked second in the league, while their defense is ranked 4th in the league. Kahleah Copper has been the top player for the Wings, averaging 15.5 points while shooting 47 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from behind the three point line. Candace Parker is also having a big season, averaging 13.4 points while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Mystics, who sit with a 20-12 record overall, and they have won two games in a row. Two games ago against the Seattle Storm they won 78-75 and in the last game against the Las Vegas Aces they were able to secure the 83-73 victory. The Mystics are averaging 79.8 points, while their defense is giving up 75.2 points per game. The offense is ranked 8th, but the offense is ranked 1st. Elena Delle Donne has been the top player for the Mystics, averaging 17.6 points while shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from behind the three-point line. In this game if the Mystics want to secure the victory they are going to need the defense to be strong. 

When these two teams faced off on June 8th there wasn’t a lot of defense by either side and that will be the case again here. The Sky know to find success in this game they need to push the pace, and they are averaging 85.7 points per game. Look for the Sky to run up the score, but the Mystics will also keep pace and this game is going to go well over the total. Back the over. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick:
Over 159.5

Shane Mickle

I have been following sports for as long as I can remember and started writing about them back in high school. My favorite sports include MLB, NBA, NFL, CFB, CBB, and the UFC. Follow me on Twitter at @shanemickle
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