Washington Mystics vs. Phoenix Mercury - 8/28/20 WNBA Picks and Prediction
Phoenix Mercury vs. Washington Mystics
WNBA Basketball: Friday, August 28th at 10:00 PM ET
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The Washington Mystics and Phoenix Mercury face off in their 15th game of the WNBA season inside the bubble at IMG Academy
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 Friday.
On the other side of this matchup is the Phoenix Mercury who currently sit in 5th place in the Western Conference and coming into this game they have lost three of the last four games. The one win during that stretch for the Mercury was in their last game against the Washington Mystics, a game they were able to win by only a point. In the last game the star of the show was Diana Taurasi who put up 34 points and four rebounds.
The Mercury are averaging 86.3 points while giving up 86 points per game. They are shooting 46.2 percent from the field while letting their opponents shoot 44.3 percent from the field. .Taurasi has been the best player on the team averaging 18.1 points and 4.9 assists per game. One problem for the Mercury is they are without Brittney Griner who has left the bubble. Griner was the team’s second-leading scorer.
These are two teams who are struggling but the Mystics seem to be a team that has been more resilient this year. Look for the Mystics offense to find success and the Mercury won’t keep up. Back the Mystics to get the job done.