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Liberty open as WNBA underdog vs Mystics

New York LibertyWashington Mystics
June 8, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

New York Liberty vs Washington Mystics Odds


The visiting Liberty hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Verizon Center against the Mystics.

The Liberty will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 2-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mystics are 3-2 ATS. New York is 4-3 against the total, while Washington is 2-3 versus the number.

View New York vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Mystics as 2.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 145, but may be on the move.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 69.4 PPG, against a Liberty defense that ranks No. 11 at 83.9 PPG. The Mystics field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Liberty shooters have achieved on the year, 41% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Liberty own the league's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 94.3 points per game when on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in home scoring.

New York won its last outing, a 79-74 result against the Dream on June 5. The Liberty covered in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 153 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Atlanta was scorched by Cappie Pondexter for 26 points as the Liberty defated the Dream 79-74 in WNBA action on Tuesday.

In their last action, Washington was a 94-86 loser on the road against the Sun. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (180) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Mystics wasted a 25-point performance from Crystal Langhorne as Connecticut ran past them 94-86 on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

New York Liberty Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Washington Mystics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-4
Before playing Indiana are 2-8
After playing Connecticut are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Liberty at Mystics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New York's last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New York's last 6 games
New York is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing New York

Next up:
New York home to Chicago, Sunday, June 10
Washington home to Indiana, Friday, June 15