In this high caliber Eastern showdown, two of the three best teams of the conference are clashing, when the 3rd Chicago Sky (16-11), looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are hosting the team with the best record currently in the league, the Washington Mystics (20-7), who are red-hot having lost only once in their last eleven games.
Date/Time: 08-23-2018 20:00 EDT
Spread: Chicago Sky +6
Chicago Sky have a 16-11 record (17-9-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the Eastern Conference. They have won two of their last three matches and in their last game they won on the road against Atlanta with an 87-83 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Diamond DeShields with 15.3 ppg, adding 5.7 boards per game. She is followed by Allie Quigley with 14 ppg and 3.1 boards per game.
Washington Mystics have a 20-7 record (16-10-1 ATS) so far this season and currently sit in the first place of the whole WNBA. They have won 10 of their last 11 matches and in their last game they won at home against Indiana with a 107-68 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Elena Delle Donne with 19 ppg, adding a team high 8.2 boards per game. She is followed by Kristi Toliver with 13 ppg and a team high 6 dimes per game.
The Mystics have won both previous meetings against the Sky this season (at home by 18 points and on the road by 7). Sky are 10-4 at home so far season, while the Mystics are 10-4 on the road. Mystics are better both offensively, scoring a league-best of 88.6 ppg to Sky’s second-best of 82.6 and defensively, allowing 77.1 ppg to Sky’s 81.7. They also have better percentages both in field goals (46.9% to 44.2%) and in 3-pointers (36.6% to 34.2%). Mystics are also better both in dimes made (21.7 to 21.2) and in turnovers committed (11.4 to 15.6), while Sky are only better in boards grabbed (35.9 to 32.6). Bookmakers give the Mystics a -6 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the road victory.
Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky Prediction: Washington Mystics -6 (-110)
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