None of the qualified teams wants to lose the lead with the postseason just a few games away. When the Chicago Sky host the Washington Mystics for the next WNBA matchup tonight, they’ll be keen to get back on track. After losing to the Wings in the last match, the Sky would be displeased. The loss brought an unprecedented 10-game home winning streak for Chicago to an end. One of the primary factors in the defeat was a 23.1 percent 3-point attempt success rate. In that game, Kahleah Copper had a double-double by tallying 19 points and 11 assists. Tonight, The Sky will try to regain their brutal form.
In the forthcoming game at Winstrust Arena against the Sky, the Washington Mystics will face a formidable test. Their confidence will undoubtedly be high after winning two straight games, including a crushing victory against the Las Vegas Aces, another formidable squad. Natasha Cloud showed in the most recent games that she was a difficult opponent to play against. She scored 16 points in that game while dishing out 9 assists. In addition, Shakira Austin made a significant impact with her 15 points and 8 rebounds.
The season’s top team thus far has been the Chicago Sky. They are the best team in the Eastern Conference right now (the overall #1 seed) with a record of 23-8. In the previous five games, Chicago has won twice. This season, they’ve kept up a 12-3 record at home, which is really impressive. After losing to the Dallas Wings by 78-84 in their previous match, the Sky will host the Washington Mystics.
Until lately, the Washington Mystics have also appeared to be quite strong. They now have a record of 20-12 and are the #3 seed overall in the Eastern Conference. Washington has won 4 of their previous 5 games. They have been working 9 to 7 on road trips so far. The Mystics defeated the Las Vegas Aces in their most recent game, 83-73, and will now face the Chicago Sky.
Sky vs. Mystics Prediction: Head to Head
The WNBA rivalry between these two teams has been quite interesting. The Chicago Sky has 20 victories out of a possible 39, while the Washington Mystics have 19 victories. Washington and Chicago each won two games in the most recent five meetings. On June 8, 2022, the prior meeting took place. With a score of 84-82, the Washington Mystics prevailed in that close contest.
Possible Lineups of Sky vs. Mystics
Chicago Sky Possible Lineup
Guard- Allie Quigley
Guard- Courtney Vandersloot
Forward- Kahleah Copper
Forward- Emma Meesseman
Center- Candace Parker
Washington Mystics Possible Lineup
Guard- Natasha Cloud
Guard- Ariel Atkins
Forward- Alysha Clarke
Forward- Elena Delle Donne
Center– Shakira Austin
Sky vs. Mystics Prediction: Chicago Sky to Win
It is true that the Chicago Sky have appeared a little rusty lately. They have been the strongest team at their home arena this season, though, and that cannot be disputed. Tonight, the Sky will undoubtedly try to win at home and regain momentum. The Washington Mystics, on the other side, are advancing after two victories. However, for this thrilling encounter, Chicago Sky are the favorites.