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WNBA betting line favors Liberty over Mystics

New York LibertyWashington Mystics
Aug 12, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

New York Liberty vs Washington Mystics Odds


The Mystics will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Liberty at Verizon Center in WNBA wagering action.

The Mystics sport records of 4-15 and 8-11 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Liberty sit at 13-9 and 12-10 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-11 for the Mystics and 10-12 for the Liberty.

View New York vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 149 at most shops.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 73 PPG, against a Liberty defense that ranks No. 6 at 76.5 PPG. The Mystics field goal percentage has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Liberty shooters have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

Defensively, the Liberty feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.2 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New York, they were a 58-56 winner as they battled the Storm at home. The Liberty failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 114 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York earned a 58-56 victory over Seattle on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Cappie Pondexter at Prudential Center.

Washington lost its last outing, a 72-70 result against the Dream on August 9. The Mystics covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 142 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Matee Ajavon went off for 28 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Atlanta defeated Washington, 72-70 at Verizon Center.

New York Liberty Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Liberty at Mystics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New York's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New York's last 11 games on the road
New York is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New York
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against New York

Next up:
New York at Indiana, Saturday, August 13
Washington at Connecticut, Saturday, August 13