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Washington Mystics at New York Liberty 9/17/21 - WNBA Picks & Predictions

New York Liberty vs Washington Mystics Odds & Info

Game New York Liberty vs Washington Mystics
Date & Time Friday September 17, 2021, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY
Latest odds
NY -2 ; Total 159
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The Washington Mystics look for their third consecutive victory when visiting the Big Apple on Friday to play the New York Liberty. Washington is 12-18 following a 79-71 victory over the Chicago Sky. Tina Charles was the leading scorer for Washington with 31 points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds. Washington is currently in the eighth and final playoff spot with two games remaining on the regular season schedule and a victory would clinch a playoff berth for the Mystics.

Tina Charles is the leading scorer and rebounder for Washington with averages of 24.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. The leader in assists is Natasha Cloud with an average of 6.5 per game, while the second leading scorer is Ariel Atkins with an average of 15.7 points per game. Washington has four players averaging double-figures in scoring.

New York looks to snap an eight-game losing streak when hosting Washington on Friday. The Liberty are 11-20 following a 98-69 loss to the Connecticut Sun. New York is currently tenth in the WNBA playoff standings and has an outside shot at reaching the postseason, but would need both Washington and the Los Angeles Sparks to lose each of their final two games and the Liberty win both of theirs.

Betnijah Laney is the leading scorer for New York with an average of 17.3 points per game, while Natasha Howard is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 14.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Sabrina Ionescu is the leader in assists with an average of 6.0 per game. New York has four players averaging double-figures in scoring.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 on the road 
  • The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Mystics last 10
  • New York is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Libertys last 5

Free WNBA Pick:

Washington Mystics +2

Washington and New York are both battling to earn a postseason berth in the WNBA. Both desperately need victories in this matchup. New York has played poorly over the last month losing each of its last eight straight up and is 2-5-1 ATS over that stretch. Washington has had prior success against New York, covering the number in four of the last six played between the two. Final Score Prediction, Washington Mystics win and cover ATS 79-70.

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