In a rematch of last season’s WNBA semifinals, the defending champions Mystics (3-1), are facing the Aces (2-2). The Mystics managed to prevail 3-1 wins and advanced to the Finals. Both teams are coming off opposite outcomes in their latest matchups.
Date/Time: 08-04-2020, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Washington Mystics -2.5 Total: +177.5
Mystics have 3-1 record (3-1 ATS) this season and are second in the East. In their last game they saw a three-game winning streak getting snapped by losing against the Sky, 86-88, failing to cover the -4 handicap.
Ariel Atkins leads the team in scoring with 18.8 ppg. Aerial Powers adds 18 ppg and 6 rebounds per game.
Aces have 2-2 record (3-1 ATS) this season and tied with the Sparks in the third to last place of the West. In their last game they won against the Wings, 79-70, covering the -6.5 spread.
A’ja Wilson leads the team both in scoring with 19.8 ppg and in rebounding with 9.5 per game.
Mystics led the Aces 5-2 wins last season.
Washington has the best offense in the league (92.5 to 90). They also have the third-best defense (81 to 82.5).
Both teams have a similar FG% (47.3% to 47.2%), while Mystics have the best 3-point percentage in the WNBA (40.6% to 37.2%).
Aces lead the league in rebounding (39.8 to 36.8). Mystics are better both in assists made (20 to 19.5) and in turnovers committed (13 to 16).
Bookmakers give the Mystics a -2.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds. They have been playing better this season and will get away with the win one way or another.
Aces vs Mystics Prediction: Washington Mystics -2.5 (-114)