Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream - 8/26/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
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Atlanta Dream vs. Washington Mystics
WNBA Basketball: Wednesday, August 26th at 7:00 PM ET
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The Washington Mystics and Atlanta Dream face off in their 14th game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy on Wednesday..
The Washington Mystics are dealing with all kinds of injuries right now and that has led to their struggles inside the bubble. Coming into this game the Mystics have lost nine of their last ten games with their only win coming a few games ago against the Atlanta Dream, a game they put up 98 points. In the Mystics last game against the Phoenix Mercury they were competitive, but they ended up on the short end of the stick losing by a point. On the season the Mystics are averaging 81.5 points while giving up 83.8 points per game.
The best offensive player for the Mystics has been Myisha Hines-Allen who is averaging 16.2 points while shooting 50.3 percent from the field. Ariel Atkins has also had success averaging 14.8 points per game while shooting 47.5 percent from the deep.
On the other side of this matchup is the Atlanta Dream who are coming off a win in their last game, but before that they had lost ten games in a row. In the last game against the Lynx, it was the defense late that stepped up giving up only 18 points in the 4th quarter and that was the difference. On the season the Dream are averaging 80.2 points per game while the defense has given up 90.9 points per game. The Dream are shooting 44.7 percent from the field while letting opponents shoot 47 percent from the field.
The best offensive player for the Dream has been Betnijah Laney who is averaging 16.8 points while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. One of the problems for the Dream is their bench has been weak and needs to be better in this game.
The Mystics have almost pulled it off each of the last two games and they are going to get the job done in this game. Look for Washington to run up the score and they will do just enough to come away with a victory.