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NY Liberty vs Washington Mystics 9/12/20 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

New York Liberty vs Washington Mystics Odds & Info

Game New York Liberty vs Washington Mystics
Date & Time Saturday September 12, 2020, 12:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Img Academy Bradenton, USA
Latest odds
WSH -8 ; Total 156
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The Washington Mystics meet up with the struggling New York Liberty in what will the end of one of the worst seasons in WNBA history. The Liberty have won just two games this season and lost their last time out 85-75, their sixth straight loss, and dropped to 2-18 on the year. The Mystics have won two straight games, the most recent a solid 80-72 win over the Los Angeles Sparks to improve to 7-13 on the year. 

The Liberty lost their first overall pick, Sabrina Ionsecu, to an ankle injury and their offense has struggled averaging just 72.2 points per game ranking last in the WNBA by over 6 points. Leading the Liberty without Ionescu is Kia Nurse and Layshia Claredon, Nurse leads the team in scoring with 12.1 points per game while Claredon is second on the team in scoring with 11.5 points and leads the way in assists with 3.9 per contest.

The Mystics rank 5th in scoring offense averaging 83.8 points per game and are shooting 45.2% from the field as a team. Leading the way for Minnesota is Myisha Hines Allen who is averaging team-highs in points with 16.7 and rebounds with 8.7 per game. Ariel Atkins has also been huge for the Mystics this season averaging 14.1 points per game.

The Liberty comes in allowing 86.6 points per game to rank second in scoring defense while opposing teams are shooting 35.8% from beyond the arc, the 3rd worst clip in the WNBA this year. The Mystics are allowing 82.4 points per game to rank 6th in the WNBA this year but is allowing opposing teams to shoot 37.1% from three, the worst clip in the league.

Recent Betting Trends

  • New York is 3-9-1 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Washington is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games
  • New York is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington

Free WNBA Pick:

Washington Mystics -8

New York appears to be ready to just be done wiht a nightmare season where they lost #1 overall draft pick, Sabrina Ionsecu early in the season. Having won just two games this season, the Liberty are the worst team in the WNBA and there is no reason to think that changes in a meaningless last game of the year. The Mystics are out of playoff contention as well but will come out looking to build some confidence heading into next season. The Mystics are a better team on both ends of the floor and show it with a win and cover to send the Liberty back home with one of the worst records in WNBA history. Final score prediction, Mystics win 87-70. 

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