2018 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
September 07, 2018
Washington at Seattle
Friday 09/07 09:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Washington +5 (-108) (risk 1 to return 1.93) RESULT: LOSS
Washington has been undervalued all season, on a 12-3 straight up run since the All-Star break, along with a 10-4 spread run. They have a frontcourt force in 6-5 Elena Delle Donne (20.7 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game), upping those numbers in the playoffs with 21.4 points, 12 rebounds per contest. The Mystics have balance everywhere, with guard Kristi Toliver hitting 72 three-pointers during the regular season and 12 in the playoffs. She also won a WNBA title with Los Angeles in 2016. Washington is 21-10 ATS on the road after allowing 75+ points in back-to-back contests. During the regular season Washington was #1 in free throws (85.8%), third in points allowed, and third-best in turnovers. Washington has covered six of its last eight road games and is 4-0-1 ATS in the last five meetings with Seattle, including 2-0-1 ATS this season. They played two close ones that Seattle won, as well as a 100-77 Washington rout. The Mystics match up well with this Seattle squad that is 20-36 ATS after allowing 80 points or more in two straight games. Play Washington in Game 1.