Liberty take on Mystics in hoops contest

New York LibertyWashington Mystics
July 31, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

New York Liberty vs Washington Mystics Odds

7-11TEAM RECORD9-9

The Mystics will hit the floor running against the visiting New York Liberty on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the Mystics are 9-9 overall and 11-7 ATS against the number, while the Liberty are 7-11 and 9-9 ATS. As for the totals, Washington is 10-8 on the OU, and New York is 6-11-1.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 148 at most shops.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 77 PPG, against a Liberty defense that ranks No. 8 at 76.1 PPG. The Mystics field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, more than the Liberty shooters have achieved on the year, 40.7% per game.

Defensively, the Liberty feature the league's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.2 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New York, they were a 65-53 loser as they battled the Silver Stars on the road. The Liberty failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 118 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cappie Pondexter scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Liberty to victory (they lost 65-53 to San Antonio at AT&T Center on Thursday).

Washington won its last outing, an 82-78 result against the Sky on July 24. The Mystics covered in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 160 combined points took the game OVER the total. Washington earned an 82-78 victory over Chicago on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Ivory Latta at Verizon Center.

New York Liberty Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-4
Before playing Connecticut are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 0-4
Before playing Chicago are 2-8
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Liberty at Mystics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games
New York is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing New York
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New York

Next up:
New York home to Connecticut, Saturday, August 3
Washington at Chicago, Friday, August 2