The Washington Mystics and Chicago Sky meet Friday in WNBA action at the Wintrust Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Washington Mystics Betting Preview
The Washington Mystics are averaging 78.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 77.3 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.7 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Shakira Austin is averaging 13.7 points and 2 assists. Natasha Cloud is the third double-digit scorer and Brittney Sykes is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 23.6 percent from beyond the arc and 85.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.
Chicago Sky Betting Preview
The Chicago Sky are averaging 76 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 37 percent shooting. Kahleah Cooper is averaging 17.5 points and 6 rebounds, while Elizabeth Williams is averaging 12 points and 7 rebounds. Alanna Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Rebekah Gardner is dishing 2 assists. The Chicago Sky are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.
The Mystics are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Sky are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The over is 4-1 in Mystics last 5 road games. The under is 8-1 in Sky last 9 overall. The Mystics are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Washington Mystics are the more talented team on paper and should be favored because of that. However, the Chicago Sky have looked good through two games, especially on the defensive side, and now they're at home. The Sky are 2-0 and both of those wins came on the road. The Sky deserve some credit. I'll take a shot with the home dog, riding the hot hand.