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Mystics vs Dream WNBA Game Preview

Washington MysticsAtlanta Dream
Aug 18, 3:00 PM | Philips Arena

Washington Mystics vs Atlanta Dream Odds

12-13TEAM RECORD12-9

The Dream will try to cover the spread at Philips Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the Mystics in basketball action.

Supporters of the Mystics have seen them go 12-13 and 14-10-1 ATS so far this season, while the Dream are at 12-9 and 11-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Dream are 10-11, while the Mystics are 13-12.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta opened as 7.5-point favorites, while the WNBA total was set at 156.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 77.8 PPG, against a Mystics defense that ranks No. 8 at 76.8 PPG. The Dream field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, more than the Mystics shooters have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, the Mystics feature the league's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.9 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 66-57 winner as they battled the Liberty on the road. The Mystics covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 123 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Matee Ajavon scored 16 points leading the Mystics to a 66-57 victory over New York at Prudential Center on Friday.

Atlanta won its last outing, an 88-57 result against the Sun on August 16. The Dream covered in that game as a 9-point favorite, while the 145 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Dream blew out Connecticut on Friday, running up the score in an 88-57 win at Philips Arena.

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 2-8
After playing New York are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Atlanta Dream Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-4
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Connecticut are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Mystics at Dream trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 15 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Chicago, Tuesday, August 20
Atlanta home to Minnesota, Tuesday, August 20