2013 Season WNBA Basketball Past Picks
September 08, 2013
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Chicago at Washington
Sunday 09/08 04:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Washington +2.5 (-105) (risk 1 to return 1) RESULT: loss
2 units on Game Total UNDER 153 -110 (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: loss
First place Chicago is at Washington, but Washington plays good basketball at home with an 8-6 record. There is no urgency for the visitors, as the Chicago Sky have secured the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Chicago is a solid defensive team, on a 4-1 run UNDER the total, tops in the WNBA in field goal shooting allowed at just 40%. The UNDER is 5-1 in the Sky's last six road games, 9-2-1 UNDER the total playing on one days rest. Chicago played the last game without starting guard Courtney Vandersloot, who suffered an ankle injury before pregame warmups. Her status is uncertain. The Washington Mystics are on a 2-1 SU/ATS run as the pressure is on to make a run at the postseason with only four games left. Although they're tied for third in the East with Indiana, the Mystics can miss the postseason with four straight losses and three consecutive wins by the Liberty. Washington is also a strong defensive team, on a 6-1-1 UNDER the total, 4-0 under in its last four home contests. In addition, the UNDER is 5-1-1 in the Mystics last seven against the Eastern Conference, and 19-7 UNDER the total in Sunday games. Take the Mystics and the UNDER here.