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Washington Mystics vs. Chicago Sky - 9/8/19 WNBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Sky at Washington Mystics
Date & Time Sunday September 8, 2019, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Entertainment and Sports Arena
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: Washington Mystics -7.5 -- Over/Under: 178
TV Channel
ESPN3/LEAGUE PASS, MONUMENTAL
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The Chicago Sky and Washington Mystics meet Sunday in WNBA action at the Entertainment and Sports Arena.

The Chicago Sky look fo a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Chicago Sky are averaging 84.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 82.8 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Diamond DeShields is averaging 15.8 points and 5.6 rebounds while Allie Quigley is averaging 14 points and 2.6 assists. Courtney Vandersloot is the third double-digit scorer and Jantel Lavender is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Chicago Sky are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Sky are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Chicago Sky have won five of their last seven road games.

The Washington Mystics look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 12 games. The Washington Mystics are averaging 88.9 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Elena Delle Donne is averaging 19.5 points and 8.2 rebounds while Kristi Toliver is averaging 13 points and six assists. Emma Meesseman is the third double-digit scorer and Ariel Atkins is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Washington Mystics are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 87.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Mystics are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Mystics have won nine straight home games.

The Sky are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Mystics are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Sky are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Mystics last 4 Sunday games. The over is 20-6-1 in Sky last 27 overall.

The Chicago Sky are still playing for playoff seeding, while the Washington Mystics already locked up the top seed and could punt this game. The Washington Mystics have been covering machines for the most part and win at home by an average of 17.8 points, but the value is with the Sky and the free points, the team that's actually playing for something in the last game of the season.

Pick:
Chicago Sky +7.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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