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Mystics visit Sky in hoops battle

Washington MysticsChicago Sky
Aug 26, 8:30 PM | Allstate Arena

Washington Mystics vs Chicago Sky Odds

5-21TEAM RECORD12-15

The Mystics will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Sky in Chicago at Allstate Arena on Friday in WNBA action.

The Sky are 12-15 so far on the season, and 13-14 ATS vs. the number. The Mystics, meanwhile, are 5-21 and 12-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 12-15 and the Mystics go 10-16 on the totals.

View Washington vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as 8-point favorites, while the WNBA total was set at 144 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 9-ranked offense (74.7 PPG) against a Mystics defense that ranks No. 7 at 77.5 PPG. The Sky have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, more than the Mystics have managed so far this season (41.4% on average).

Defensively, the Mystics feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.4 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Washington was an 86-82 loser at home against the Sparks. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (168) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Washington got 28 points from Crystal Langhorne en route to an 86-82 loss against Los Angeles on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

The Sky were an 83-80 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Dream. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites, while the total score (163) made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago got 20 points and 12 rebounds from Sylvia Fowles in a losing cause in an 83-80 loss to Atlanta on Tuesday at Allstate Arena.

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

Chicago Sky Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-5
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mystics at Sky trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games at home
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games

Next up:
Washington home to Phoenix, Sunday, August 28
Chicago home to New York, Sunday, August 28

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