Atlanta Dream are all set to lock horns against Washington Mystics as the tournament has reached a crucial stage, particularly for the mid-table teams.
The Atlanta Dream are looking for their third successive victory when they host the Washington Mystics for the next WNBA fixture. A couple of victories in a row have rejuvenated the Dream’s season. They just won decisively against the Storm in the previous matchup. Cheyenne Parker put on an outstanding effort, scoring 21 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. Rhyne Howard additionally made a significant contribution with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Atlanta wants to increase their winning streak and increase the likelihood that it will make the playoffs.
When the Washington Mystics take on the Dream in Georgia, they’ll try to recover strongly. With a close loss by two points to the Sun in the most recent game, Washington’s three-game winning streak came to an end.
This year, the Atlanta Dream have been inconsistent. They presently hold the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 10-11. 2 of the last 5 games have been won by Atlanta. They’ve played at home so far with a record of 6-5. After defeating the Seattle Storm 90-76 in their previous match, the Dallas Dream will host the Washington Mystics.
The Washington Mystics are currently having a respectable season. They presently hold the third spot in the Eastern Conference with a record of 13-10. In the last five games, Washington had three victories. They have a 6-6 record in games played away from home.
Head to Head:
Both teams have faced each other in 46 matchups so far:
Atlanta Dream: 23
Washington Mystics: 23
In WNBA history, there has never been a tie between these two teams. However; the Washington Mystics have dominated Atlanta Dream on the last five occasions. Atlanta Dream will have to display a challenging game to break their losing streak against Mystics.
Players to watch:
Natasha Cloud needs to perform better than 10.6 points per game this season.
Ariel Atkins, who averages 15 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, is crucial to their prospects of making the playoffs.
In this season’s more than 120 games, Monique Billings has averaged 5.8 points per game and a field goal percentage of 42.9 percent. Cheyenne Parker’s performance will be crucial because she has only averaged 11.3 points and 1.7 assists in 18 appearances.
Atlanta Dream: Forward Nia Coffey
Washington Mystics: Forward Elene Delle Donne
The dream must perform at their peak tonight in front of their home crowd. Things could get challenging for them if they lose at home.
The Washington Mystics, on the other hand, don’t want to pass up the opportunity to secure a significant away victory and resume their winning ways. For this matchup, the Mystics are favored by every prediction and basketball fans.