We have a big card today with 5 matches in WNBA to be played. I decide to take part only in two of them, where I have strong position.
Washington – Chicago
Both teams are on 3 games losing streak and I expect full motivation from both sides here.
Washington experience scoring difficulties and scores just 61, 64, and 66 points in last 4 games. They have no confidence in their offense right and with such young roster this is normal. But defensively they are looking quite ok. Phoenix (best offense in the league) scored 81, New York on their best day just 81. But normally Mystics plays slow paced game and force opponents to play such game too.
Chicago missing Elle Donne in this match (their leading scored), but E.Prince joined the team and will take leader role tonight. But still I have no trust to inexperienced roster of Chicago Sky, especially away from home such young team can fail to produce points.
All in one I see quite slow game and defensive game here. Mystics can win this, but not sure about covering the spread. I expect something like 72-66 here, but would not be suprises if both will finish under 70 points.
Pick: Under 148 @ 1.90 7/10 Pinnacle
New York Liberty – Connecticut Sun
Connecticut Sun is an uptempo team with poor defense, which should be worser in away match in back-to-back situation.
Liberty at home is very dangerous team as they showed against Mystics and today I expect another scoring festival from Liberty. Pondexter will play against team, which can’t defend against her for years, T.Charles will play against her ex-team. And Liberty is very motivated here.
Sun should take this game easy after good run in recent games (3W-1L) and I would be suprised to see them playing well in defense against such universal team as Liberty.
The only risk here is Pondexter shooting performance (1/10, 2/10, 10/11 and 2/14 in last 4 games), which has very big impact on Liberty offense, but as I already say Connecticut neven was able to defend against her. And I hope to see her another recovery on the same level as she showed against Mystics.
I see this one going over 150 points.
Pick: Over 147 @ 7/10 Bet365