Washington Mystics vs. Dallas Wings - 8/21/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Wings vs. Washington Mystics
WNBA Basketball: Friday, August 21st at 8:00 PM ET
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The Washington Mystics and Dallas Wings face off in their 12th game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Friday..
The Washington Mystics have had some issues inside the bubble, but they are coming off a win in their last game against the Atlanta Dream. In that last game against the Dream, the defense still was an issue giving up 91 points but the offense made up for it putting up 98 points and that led to a seven point victory. On the season the Mystics are averaging 80.0 points while giving up 81.8 points per game and in this game the Mystics need the defense to be better because giving up so many points is going to be a big issue.
One of the big issues with this team has been with the Mystics injuries and it now appears that Aerial Powers is out of the season. Powers was averaging 16.3 points per game and not having her is a big loss for the team.
On the other side of this matchup is the Dallas Wings who haven’t been the best team inside the bubble, but they also haven’t been the worst.In the last game the Wings had a 15 point lead, but late in the game there was a collapse and that led to the loss. The Wings allowed the Lynx to score 30 points in the 4th quarter and that led to the loss. In the Wings last game their best player was Allisha Gray who put up 22 points and three rebounds.
On the season the Wings are averaging 79.6 points per game while the defense is giving up 84.1 points per game. The Wings defense has been an issue letting opponents shoot 45.6 percent from the field. Arike Ogunbowale has been the best Wings player averaging 21.4 points while shooting 42.3 percent from the field.
The Mystics are so banged up, they are going to have a lot of issues in this game. The Mystics offense is going to struggle in this game and that will lead to the Wings coming away with a victory.