Entertainment & Sports Arena, Washington, will host the last home game of the Washington Mystics against the Atlanta Dream in a WNBA showdown on Tuesday. Mystics won the last match 70-50 when the last time these two teams faced each other was on the 24th of May.
Washington Mystics are in the form of their life
The Mystics enter this contest with an overall record of 12-9 and are coming off of one of their season’s most remarkable victories. The Mystics were able to defeat the Las Vegas Aces 87-86 in overtime, but it required extra time. In that contest, the Mystics’ offense was effective, scoring 80 points in the regular period and seven more in overtime. Washington averages 79.1 points per game while allowing 76.1 points per game on defense. The best player for Washington has been Elena Delle Donne, who averages 15.6 points while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Bad, Hard Times for Atlanta Dream
The Atlanta Dream, who are on the losing end of this contest, have dropped their last two games and have an overall record of 8-10. The offense only managed to score 61 points in the most recent game against the Connecticut Sun, which contributed to the loss. The Dream suffered an 89-77 loss to the New York Liberty two games ago. Atlanta averages 77.1 points per game while allowing 78.6 points per game on defense. Their defense is ranked fourth overall, and their attack is ranked 12th in the league. The leading scorer for the Dream has been Rhyne Howard, who averages 16.2 points per game while shooting 38.3 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Favorites in the Game?
The Mystics are the superior team in this matchup, and after how well they performed against the Las Vegas Aces in their most recent match, they are very confident going into this contest. Atlanta’s inconsistent offense won’t allow them to keep this game close as Washington will find offensive success once more. Betting against Washington won’t be a good idea then, right?
When: Tuesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. ET
Where: Entertainment and Sports Arena, Washington, D.C.
Dream: Nia Coffey (Knee, Questionable); Kristy Wallace (Concussion, Questionable); Erica Wheeler (Foot, Questionable); Tiffany Hayes (Knee, Out)