New York Liberty vs. Washington Mystics Prediction, Odds and Game Preview – May 31

The Washington Mystics (0-7) will visit the New York Liberty (5-2) after dropping four road games in a row.

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Spread: Mystics (+13.5) to Cover

  • The DraftKings line for this matchup is within 0.1 points of the model. Stay away from this one.
  • The Mystics’ ATS record is 3-3-1 this year.
  • The Liberty have covered the spread once in seven opportunities this season.
  • New York has not yet covered the spread as favorites of 13.5 points or more this season (0-2).

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Total: Under 161

  • In this matchup, the model projects a total (158.4 points) marginally lower than the DraftKings over/under (161 points).
  • The Liberty have played four games with more than 161 points scored, their current matchup’s point total, this year.
  • Washington has played in four games this year (57.1% of opportunities) in which the teams combined to score more than 161 points.
  • Liberty games have gone over the point total in three out of seven opportunities (42.9%).
  • Mystics games have hit the over in three out of seven opportunities (42.9%).

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Moneyline Winner: Liberty (-1250)

  • Prediction: Liberty 86, Mystics 73
  • Washington has been listed as the underdog seven times this season and has failed to win any of those games.

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Liberty Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Liberty is Breanna Stewart, who puts up 18.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.
  • Sabrina Ionescu is New York’s best passer, dishing out 5.7 assists per game while scoring 16.4 PPG.
  • Ionescu leads the Liberty in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The New York steals leader is Stewart, who averages 2.6 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Jonquel Jones, who compiles 1.4 rejections per contest.

Mystics Leaders

  • Ariel Atkins puts up 13.6 points per game to be the top scorer for the Mystics.
  • Shakira Austin puts up a stat line of 7.0 rebounds, 11.6 points and 1.2 assists per game for Washington to take the top rebound spot on the team. Julie Vanloo holds the top spot for assists with 5.4 per game, adding 8.9 points and 2.7 rebounds per contest.
  • Vanloo is dependable from deep and leads the Mystics with 2.1 made threes per game.
  • Atkins (2.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Washington while Aaliyah Edwards (1.0 block per game) is the block leader.

Mystics Injuries

Name Game Status Injury
Brittney Sykes Out Ankle

All stats in this article refer to the 2024 regular season.

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